29 Mar 2023

International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2023 - Leveraging Human Mobility in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Date
    31 Mar 2023, 10:00am
  • Location
    UN HQ New York/Online
  • Organizer


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The New York Session of the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) will take place on 30-31 March 2023 and focus on assessing how migration – and IOM – can further contribute to the attainment of the SDGs, leaving no one behind.

On 31 March there will be two dedicated panels to migration, environment, climate change and disaster risk reduction nexus:

  1. ​​​​​​​H.E. Mr. Ambassador Harold Agyeman, Ghana`s Permanent Representative at Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations, and on behalf of Ghana`s CVF Presidency
  2. Mr. Vladislav Kaim, Former UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
  3. Mrs. Krystel Sil Sikana, Project Manager, African Union Diaspora Youth Initiative
  4. Mr Jyri Jäntti, Climate Change Specialist for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  1. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​E. Mr. Augusto de Arruda Botelho Neto, National Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security of the Federative Republic of Brazil
  2. Ms. Elizabeth Speha, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), United Nations
  3. Mr. Mike Wessells, Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Program on Forced Migration and Health, Columbia University Mailman
  4. Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Bangladesh
  5. Mr. Olivier Slosse, Head of Police Zone in Brussels North (and Champion of Community Policing Initiative), Belgium

Strengthening the positive impact of human mobility on societies and sustainable development can help to advance key priority areas of the UN Common Agenda and 2030 Agenda and support the role of human mobility as a global public good for a renewed global social contract.

The session will provide an opportunity for Member States, international organizations, civil society, youth, women, communities and other key stakeholders to take stock of the increasingly complex and intertwined ways in which human mobility is impacted by and impacts major transformations. These include the demographic shift, urbanization, digitalization, widening inequalities, mistrust and exclusion from decision making, climate change, conflicts, the challenges within the multilateral system, changes in the funding ecosystem. The IDM will also serve to generate more impetus, building on the progress since 2015, and the landmark IMRF Progress Declaration, to maximize the positive impact of human mobility by discussing and refining practical actions towards the acceleration of the SDGs

Read more on IOM IDM official website.