The Workshop on “Strengthening Dialogue between ESCWA and ESCAP Countries on International Migration and Development” will take place from 28 to 30 June 2011 in the UN House in Beirut, Lebanon. It is jointly organized by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), as part of the United Nations Development Account project on “Strengthening National Capacities to deal with International Migration: Maximizing Development Benefits and Minimizing Negative Impact”.
The Workshop will bring together key stakeholders related to international migration and development from countries of origin and destination of migrants in the Western Asian and the Asia-Pacific Region as well as independent experts. Given the importance of migration from Asia-Pacific to Western Asia, the workshop will focus on issues related to international migration and development in both these regions. The recommendations of the Workshop will contribute to an inter-regional study, which will be published at the conclusion of the project.