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High-Level Meeting to Address Unsafe Mixed Migration by Sea (4-5 March 2015)

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IMO 6 MARCH 2015








The High-Level Meeting to Address Unsafe Mixed Migration by Sea was hosted at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters in London (4-5 March) with the aim of  facilitating dialogue and promoting enhanced cooperation and harmonization between United Nations agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, Governments and the shipping industry.

Photos from the meeting

View and download photos from the meeting​ here.​


Read the press briefing here​.

Statements to the plenary session 4 March 2015

Speech by Mr. Koji Sekimizu Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Closing remarks by Mr. Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General, IMO
Statement by Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Statement by Mr. Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Statement by Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, Deputy Director General for Field Operations and Partnerships, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Statement by Mr. Neil Buhne, Director, UNDP Office in Geneva

Presentations – inclusion does not imply endorsement by IMO of the contents

Presentation by Mr. Julian Abril, Head, Facilitation, Sub-Division for Maritime Security and Facilitation, Maritime Safety Division, IMO
Presentation by Mrs. Glaucia Boyer, Policy Specialist, Partnerships, Reintegration and Livelihoods, Sustainable Development Cluster, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, Geneva Office United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Bahamas statement
Migration flows in the Mediterranean Sea and search and rescue
Migration Management Efforts by the Turkish Authorities on Combating Irregular Migration by Sea
Statement by Laurent Muschel, Director Migration and Protection, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission (EC)
Presentation by Dr Phillip Belcher, Marine Director, INTERTANKO
Presentation by Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General, ICS

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