United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Wednesday, 2 October 2013
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)
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09:45 AM Security Council Media Stakeout (Programme of work of the Security Council in October 2013)
10:00 AM (CR.6, NLB) Migration and Development: A Decent Work Issue
[Organized by the Mission of the Philippines to the UN]
11:15 AM (CR.2) Special event on the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence (organized by the Permanent Mission of India)
11:30 AM Press Conference: UN High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development
Speakers: Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General; Mr. Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on International Migration and Development; Mr. John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; and Ms. Cathi Tactaquin, Rapporteur of the Informal Interactive Hearings of Civil Society.
In 2013, there were 232 million international migrants. Remittance flows in 2012 reached $401 billion—nearly four times the $126 billion in official development assistance. Migration can bring substantial benefits, but can also have negative consequences. Both developing and developed economies need migrants to meet the demand for workers with different levels of skills.
Given the many opportunities and challenges presented by international migration, the United Nations is convening a High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on 3-4 October to bring
Member States, UN agencies, civil society groups and others together to consider actions towards making migration work.
The purpose of the High-level Dialogue is to identify concrete measures to strengthen cooperation and enhance the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important links
to development, while reducing its negative implications.
Press Release: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/pc131002am-migration-mediaadvisory.pdf
12:00 PM Noon Briefing
12:30 PM Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Agshin Mehdiyev, Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of October 2013 on the programme of work of the Security Council in Octobe 2013.
01:15 PM (CR.6, NLB) The Importance of Regional Dynamics to International Migration and Development
[Organized by IOM]
03:00 PM (CR.3) Shared Experiences from the Global Forum on Migration and Development: 2007-2013
Co-convenors: Sweden and Philippines