Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration - 2nd Thematic Session on addressing drivers of migration

(3rd meeting) Preparatory process for the intergovernmental conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration - General Assembly, 71st session

Second informal thematic session on facilitating safe, orderly and regular migration organized by the President of the General Assembly and co-chaired by the co-facilitators to lead the intergovernmental consultations and negotiations on issues related to the global compact, held in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/280 of 6 April 2017. The second informal thematic session will be addressing drivers of migration, including adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters and humanmade crises, through protection and assistance, sustainable development, poverty eradication, conflict prevention and resolution. 

Panel 3. Adverse effects of climate change and natural disasters as drivers of migration
This panel will explore ways that i) minimize the adverse effects of environmental degradation, climate change and disasters on migration and ensure effective preparedness and response mechanisms, while harnessing the potential benefits of safe, orderly and regular migration, and ii) link relevant international migration, climate change, environment humanitarian and development policy framewkrs to ensure complementarity and coherence in addressing climate change, hazard-related risks and associated migration pressures at the global, regional and national levels. 
  • Mr. François Gemenne, FNRS Senior research associate and Director at the University of Liège
  • Ms. Susana Adamo, Reseasrch scientist at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (The Earth Institute, Columbia University)
  • Professor Walter Kaelin, Envoy of the Chairmanship of the Nansen Initative 

Moderator: H.E. Mr. Aunese Makoi Simati, Permanent Representative of Tuvalu to the United Nations


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