9th August 2017
The Permanent representative of PPD in Geneva met with the Director General of IOM. This was the first ever meeting of PPD with IOM.
An introduction to PPD was given and IOM’s mandate was exchanged including the importance of South- South Cooperation on these issues.
The DG stressed on the increasing need for comprehensive policy on migration that is guided by evidence. He said that it’s important for the interventions to be based on research and science linked to respective national policies to attend to the unfinished agenda on migration including health.
DG, Lacey Swing considers that some of the best examples of migrant policies and their implementation can be found in PPD member countries and expressed strong interest in participating at the upcoming PPD’s International Inter-Ministerial Conference in Yogjakarta, Indonesia in November 2017.
This will help countries showcase and share best practices, exchange knowledge and challenges from South to South within the global south dialogue.
DG initiated the process for PPD, an Intergovernmental organization with a Permanent Observer at the United Nations General Assembly to become observer in the IOM council meetings
PPD briefed the DG of the first Ambassadors’ briefing in Geneva in February 2017 chaired by the Senegal Ambassador here post the Inter-Ministerial Conference in Dakar Senegal in 2016.
Mr Swing is delighted to be invited to speak at the planned Ambassadors’ briefing in early 2018 that will be chaired by the Indonesian Ambassador in Geneva post the 2017 Yogjakarta meeting.
IOM and PPD look forward to strengthening the collaboration on South-South Cooperation for Migration issues.
More information about the upcoming Inter-Ministerial Conference in Indonesia 28-29 November 2017 on Sustainable Cities, Human Mobility and International Migration – A south-south perspective and intervention needs”. http://www.partners-popdev.org/imc2017/
Partners in Population and Development (PPD)
Ms. Vibhu Garg
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