CfP: Second International Forum on Migration Statistics


The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) are organizing the second International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS), in Cairo, Egypt, 20-21 January 2020. The Forum will be hosted by the Egyptian Government, which currently chairs the African Union (AU), under the auspices of the AU. 
Like the first IFMS, which was held at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France, 15-16 January 2018, and included over 500 participants from 90 countries, the second IFMS will bring together expertise from a wide range of disciplines – such as statistics, economics, demography, sociology, geospatial science, and information technology – to improve the collection and analysis of migration data worldwide. Two days of plenaries and parallel events will explore innovative ways to measure population mobility and to generate timely statistics, by bringing together a broad range of participants to share and to discuss new data initiatives and examples of success in the field of migration data.

The Forum will be organized around the following six themes:

1. Strengthening data for policy
2. Data collection and innovation
3. Cooperation and data governance
4. Capacity development and financing
5. Measuring progress on the SDGs and other global commitments
6. Improving the availability of data on migrants in vulnerable situations

Call for papers and parallel sessions

The IFMS will include several parallel sessions, in addition to plenary sessions with high-level experts. We encourage you to submit proposals that fit within the above themes to:

·         Organize a parallel session as an individual expert, institution, or in partnership with others;

·         Submit a paper or a report to be incorporated into a workshop/panel.

Submit your proposals here by Monday 09 September 2019 (12:00 GMT).

You will be required to submit the abstract of your paper (or a short description of your proposed parallel session), as well as the CV of lead author(s) (or session organizer for parallel sessions). In case you propose a parallel session, you will also be asked to list all panel speakers, and clarify if any of them are interested in applying for a travel grant.

If you have further inquiries please write to