IUSSP International Migration Panel at the 3rd International Forum on Migration Statistics
Santiago, Chile, 24-26 January 2023
The 3rd International Forum on Migration Statistics was held in Santiago, Chile 24-26 January 2023. Organized by the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Statistics and Population Divisions, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), this 3rd conference was hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean at the handsome campus of CEPAL.
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on International Migration: Strengthening the Knowledge Base for Policy was well represented at the conference, which was attended by over 250 participants from international organizations, national statistical offices, research institutions and universities.
Marcela Cerrutti (Centro de Estudios de Población (CENEP), Argentina) and Diego Iturralde (Statistics South Africa) contributed to the opening Plenary session on “Strengthening migration data for the follow-up and review of global agreements,” chaired by Francesa Grun, UN Statistical Division and were also participants in the parallel session on “Public opinion data on migration and attitudes towards migrants”.
Both Guy Abel (Asian Demographic Research Institute, Shanghai University) and Marie McAuliffe (International Organization for Migration) participated in the parallel session on “Data to understand and unravel the migration-gender nexus.” Marie McAuliffe also contributed to the session on “Innovations in science-policy collaboration to combat misinformation on migration, chaired by IUSSP member James Raymer, who also chaired the session on “Data on migrants in vulnerable situations.” Other IUSSP participants in the Forum included Jean-Christophe Dumont (OECD) and Jeff Passel (Pew Research Center). Ellen Percy Kraly, Chair of the IUSSP Panel on International Migration, offered a presentation in the parallel session on “Measuring progress toward the objectives of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM)” , which stemmed from a collaboration between the IUSSP, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The 4th International Forum on Migration Statistics will be hosted in 2025 by OECD.