On 19 September 2016, the UN General Assembly will host a High-level Meeting at UN Headquarters in New York to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. UN Member State consultations are underway to finalize the organizational arrangements, including on a possible outcome, for this High-level Meeting of the General Assembly. At the request of the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS and UN DESA are facilitating an open and participatory process to identify attendees and speakers for this event, as well as for informal hearings between stakeholders and UN Member States on 18 July.
We were glad to hear that our colleagues at HIRDA were selected to be Members of the Civil Society Steering Committee for the 19 September HLM and 18 July hearings.
You may apply to attend or speak at either or both of these events here:
11 June: Apply for the 18 July informal stakeholder hearings
31 July: Apply for the 19 September high-level meeting