Migration and Development

Nearly every country is affected by migration. No society can consider its future without factoring in the effects of human mobility. Yet too often men and women cannot adequately pursue opportunities for decent work and a better life, the skills and credentials of migrants go unrecognized and companies and households cannot employ the workers they need. In October 2013, the General Assembly at its High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, reaffirmed the need to promote and protect effectively the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants, regardless of their migration status.

The conversation will focus on the nature of international migration and the co-relation between migration and development. The meeting will also have a special presentation on Media Tenor International’s 2013 Integration Index.

Panel discussion: Participants

Prof Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College, CUNY)

Dr. Richard Alba, Distinguished/Emeritus Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center.

Mr. Roland Schatz, Founder and CEO of Media Tenor International

Mr. Bela Hovy, Chief, Migration Section, DESA

Musical postlude: Luciano Lamonarca, Tenor

Moderator: Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, DPI

Please note that this event takes place at the United Nations: Conference Room 6 (NLB)