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Online Series: Mobility in the Time of COVID-19

All sessions are hosted by the UN Network in collaboration with Network members, Member States and/or stakeholders
 

DateTopicWorking Group (WG) and Co-leadsFormat, Audience and PurposeDocuments
7 MaySafe and Inclusive Access to ServicesWG6: WHO, UN Habitat

Format: Listening Sessions (2)

Audience: Country and regional level stakeholders/civil society and UN Networks

Purpose: Draw inputs from stakeholders towards drafting a policy brief. Possible focus areas include access to health services and social protection measures for migrants in COVID-19 policy responses, highlighting vulnerable groups (e.g. undocumented migrants, women, children, migrants with a disability) and best practices by States, cities and stakeholders providing access to services for migrant populations without discrimination.

Reflections 

20 May Alternatives to detentionWG2: IDC, UNICEF, UNHCR

Format: Listening Sessions (2)

Audience: Civil society and UN Networks

Purpose: Listening session with civil society, to draw out specific country examples in relation to inform the WG policy brief COVID-19: Recommendations and Good Practices –and to open a space to share  country-level and regional concerns and positive practices.

Reflections

 

28 MayFuture of Human Mobility IOM ODG

Format: Webinar

Audience: UN system, Member States, stakeholders

Purpose: To dialogue on longer term implications on mobility, on combatting xenophobia and drawing lessons and practices from Member States. 

Concept Note 

4th June Alternatives to DetentionWG2: IDC, UNICEF, UNHCR

Format: ‘Migration Coffee’ informal Zoom gathering

Audience: Member States, Network

Purpose: To gain insight into the activities of this thematic Working Group with a particular focus on the recent Policy Brief "COVID-19 & Immigration Detention: What Can Governments and Other Stakeholders Do?"  

 
9th JuneRegular pathways

WG3: OHCHR, Act Alliance, Asia-Pacific Refugee Rights Network

Format: Listening Sessions (2)

Audience: Country and regional level stakeholders/civil society and UN Networks

Purpose: Draw inputs from stakeholders towards drafting a policy brief. Possible topics include: a) admission and stay policies in the context of COVID-19 migration responses, highlighting examples of best practice; b) heightened risks of discriminatory practices across migration pathways for migrants in vulnerable situations in the context of COVID-19, highlighting mitigation measures

Reflections 

11th JuneGender-specific Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Migrants Women in Migration Network, UN Women

Format: Listening Sessions (2)

Audience: TBD

Purpose: TBD

Reflections

17th JuneCOVID-19 and People on the Move

António Vitorino, 
Coordinator of the UN Network on Migration, Director-General of IOM  

Liu Zhenmin, 
Under-Secretary-General, DESA,
Intervention

Gillian Triggs,
Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR 

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka,
Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Director, UNICEF 

Asako Okai, 
Assistant Secretary General and Director, Crisis Bureau, UNDP 

Moussa Oumarou, 
Deputy Director-General for Field Operations & Partnerships, ILO 

Lead Discussant: 
Meghan Benton, Director of Research, MPI  

Format: Webinar

Audience: Member States, UN Agencies, Civil Society

Purpose: Discussion of the SGs latest report

Concept Note

Reflections

Kazakhstan Intervention

Full Webinar

18th JuneGender-perspectives on COVID-19 impacts and practicesUN Women, Women in Migration Network

Format: Webinar 

Audience: Member States

Purpose: Dialogue with Member States and stakeholders on country-level good practices and recommendations for migrant women in relation to UN Women policy briefs ‘Addressing the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women Migrant Workers’ and ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Women’ 

Full Webinar
2nd JulyAddressing the vulnerabilities of migrant workers in agriculture during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

FAO

Format: Listening Sessions

Audience: Country and regional level stakeholders/civil society and UN Networks

Purpose: Listening Sessions with civil society and other stakeholders to look at the measures that are being taken and the lesson learned to improve conditions for migrants working in agri-food systems during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and give voice to the most vulnerable and high risk sub-groups.
Addressing the vulnerabilities of migrant workers in agriculture during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

Concept Note

July 9th  COVID-19 and human trafficking UNODC, ICAT

Format: Listening Sessions (2)

Audience: Country and regional level stakeholders/civil society and UN Networks

PurposeListening Sessions with civil society and other stakeholders to focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the crime of trafficking in persons, providing a space to civil society organizations, frontline responders and specialists to hare updates on trends, challenges, lessons learned and examples of ongoing collaboration among first responders and stakeholders in all regions.

Concept Note 

TBDAlternatives to DetentionWG2: IDC, UNICEF, UNHCR

Format: Webinar

Audience: Member States, stakeholders, Network 

Purpose: Webinar with Member States to get direct (or indirect through the Geneva missions) feedback on the WG policy brief providing practical guidance to Member States on protecting migrants in the context of immigration detention and COVID-19 and to showcase and open a space for government implementers to elaborate on country examples from the policy brief.

 
TBDMigrant Children and Youth: Impacts and PracticesUNICEF, Major Group on Children and Youth, Child Rights InitiativeFormat: TBD 
TBDLatin America: Regional impacts and practices Bloque Latinoamericao

Format: Listening Session in Spanish and English, with simultaneous interpretation 

Audience: Latin American civil society, stakeholders and UN regional and country Networks

Purpose: Provide greater language accessibility to local CSOs and networks and draw regional dimensions of COVID-19 implications on human mobility

 
Pipeline (full details tbc)
 Civil Society Mapping Reports  Mixed Migration Center, othersWebinar 
 TBDCERAH, Geneva Graduate Institute Published commentary on COVID-19 and the GCM  
 TBDZolberg Institute, New School  
 TBD