2nd International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS)

The 2nd International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) is organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). It will take place in Cairo, Egypt, from 19-21 January 2020.

The International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) is a global gathering of national statistical offices, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions devoted to improving data on migration. It offers a unique space for dialogue for a broad range of actors including NGOs and the private sector to exchange information about their successes and challenges in relation to migration data.

The objectives of the forum are a) to foster cooperation among data collectors, data users and experts, b) to discuss innovative approaches in the field of migration statistics, c) to address disaggregation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by migratory status (SDG 17.18) to better track outcomes for migrants, and d) to support efforts on capacity building for national statistical offices to manage migration data.

The first edition of the IFMS took place in 2018 and successfully brought together 240 speakers and over 350 participants from 90 countries.

The IFMS is supported by the Human Security Division (HSD) of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in line with its engagement for evidence-based policy making on migration. Other HSD projects in the area of migration data include fostering a better understanding of the phenomenon of South-South migration and the gender dimension of migratory movements.

The agenda of the IFMS will include the following thematic plenary sessions: production and use of migration data from national perspectives, measuring progress on migration-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other global commitments, harnessing data innovation for migration research and policymaking, and a discussion on the future of migration data. The agenda is available here: https://www.iom.int/ifms/agenda

Event Details
  • Start Date
    19 January 2020 08:30
  • End Date
    21 January 2020 16:30
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    Hotel InterContinental Cairo Citystars
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