Side Event 4: Migration in the Age of Vanishing Waters

Time: 19/06/2018, 13:30-15:00

Venue: National library, hall 309, 3rd Floor

Organizers: Ministry of Labour, Migration and Population Employment and IOM



There is currently a strong global policy interest on issues of climate change, environment and migration, notably within the ongoing United Nations negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and in the work undertaken on the climate change – migration nexus under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This event will focus on water (SDG6) as one specific dimension of the migration, environment and climate change nexus also contributing to the discussions at the 2018 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

The event will draw attention to the different linkages between water and migratory movements globally – more specifically, exploring the impact of climate change on water resources as a driver of migration.

This event seeks to identify the linkages between water and migration, as well as explore potential policy responses under the SDG framework. The side event will feed into the discussion of the “Action Panel on Water for Vulnerable People, including Refugees and Migrants” on 21 June 2018 at the High Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028.