HLD 2013

The UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development 2013 will take place in New York City on 3 and 4 October, preceded by a Civil Society preparatory meeting on 15 July.  The chief organizing entity for the HLD 2013 is UN DESA, as it was for the first HLD in 2006.  Bela Hovy, chief of DESA’s Migration Section, is the principal staff person, reporting to Assistant US Secretary Thomas Stelzer.  His office has drafted the report of the UN Secretary General, which is available below (A/67/254).  The final Report contains detailed proposals from the Secretary General for the HLD about themes and modalities of engagement, including of Civil Society, and possibilities for outcomes.

-Preparing for UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development 2013: July 15, 2013 Informal Interactive Hearings.  Click here for the document, presented by the Committee’s Eva Sandis, on protecting migrants in distress from the Hearings’ Action Theme 2: Migrants’ Rights and Protection.  For more (detailed, more comprehensive) knowledge of the goings-on at the Informal Interactive Hearings, you can also watch the video (Part 1 and Part 2), published on UN Web TV.

-Preparing for UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development 2013: Click here for an update on how Civil Society is approaching HLD and how it is “self-organizing” in the preparations  (submitted April 2013, for the PGA Briefing on HLD 2013, by the HLD Civil Society Steering Committee)

-The government of Mexico has issued these recommendations for HLD 2013.

-On March 19, 2013, an informal consultation on the Dialogue took place, resulting in this document (called “Elements to Be Included in the Outcome Document of the HLD on Migration and Development 2013″), which names points that Civil Society insists be included in the HLD’s eventual  outcome document.  The informal consultation was sponsored by the government of Mexico.

-Preparing for UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development 2013: A Civil Society Proposal for a Negotiated Outcome in the Form of a 5-Year Action Plan Emerging from HLD 2013 (submitted February 2013, by over 100 national, regional, and international Civil Society organizations)

-Preparing for UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development 2013: “Seven Points” for the above Civil Society Proposal (dated January 2013) 

-Preparing for UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development 2013: Our Recommendations for Civil Society Participation (dated June 2012)

-Preparing for UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development 2013:  Our Proposed Modalities (dated March 2012)

-For A/67/254, click here.
For our Committee’s response, see this document (dated September 2013).

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