International Migration Day: Launch of Handbook for Migration Data


  • DATE / TIME:
    2017•12•18    13:15 - 14:30
    New York

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the Global Migration Group (GMG) will co-organise a panel discussion to mark the launch of the Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development. The handbook was produced by GMG to provide guidance to producers and users of international migration data. Given the importance of migration data for the Global Compact on Migration, this handbook will become an important tool for policymakers.

    Panelists include:

    • Bela Hovy, Chief – Migration Section Population Division, UN-DESA
    • Susanne Melde, Senior Analyst – Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), IOM
    • Sonia Plaza, Senior Economist – Co-chair Diaspora, KNOMAD, and World Bank Group

    The panel discussion will be moderated by Christina McElwaine, Visiting Fellow at the UNU Office at the UN, who is representing the GMG Chair 2017.

    The event will be broadcast live on the UN Web TV.

    Advance registration is required. Please register through this link, or the REGISTER button above.

  • United Nations Headquarters
    405 East 42nd Street, Conference Room 8
    New York, NY 10017