UN High Level Dialogue on Migration & Development 2013

National Priorities, Tools for Collaboration, & Accountability

The UN General Assembly (68th session) held a High Level Dialogue on Migration & Development in New York from 3-4 October.  Member states issued a Declaration calling for respect of human rights and international labor standards. At the same time, 91 member states made speeches where they lifted up national and international priorities regarding migration.  Civil Society organized interactive hearings on 15 July, 2013 and brought a Five Year Action Plan for collaboration to the High Level Dialogue. Referencing that plan, women from around the world released a platform on Women in Migration.

As a tool for follow-up, collaboration and accountability, the Global Coalition on Migration and the Women & Global Migration Working Group have compiled an assessment of each of the national speeches made at the High Level Dialogue regarding mention of civil society priority concerns, including gender issues. This is a contribution to our efforts over the next five years to see concrete outcomes from the High-Level Dialogue.  We welcome input to this work in progress and particularly welcome feedback on how you are using it as a tool for advocacy with your government. Our thanks to Justine Ulanday, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Kyle Dyer, United Methodist Women for their research.

Click here to download the full tool.