Event [ID: 117]

Forum on Migration, Trade and the Global Economy

Global | | Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Forum on Migration, Trade & the Global Economy has been conceived to facilitate constructive dialogue among policymakers, private-sector actors, academia, civil society groups, and high-level representatives from governmental and intergovernmental organisations. This dialogue will provide a nonpartisan, evidence-driven platform to examine the linkages between migration and international trade and to probe key challenges and explore new avenues for coordinated policy action at the national, regional and global level.

While migration issues are at the front and centre of the global agenda, the trade-related dynamics have not been sufficiently explored. The Forum will help to fill this gap while taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, which will be held in the preceding three days. This and the Argentina G20 presidency will help to engage global and regional policy actors with additional impacts into the G20 process. Through the inaugural Forum on Migration, Trade & the Global Economy in Buenos Aires, we hope to facilitate networking among various epistemic and policy communities, encourage dialogue based on the latest research across disciplines and thus, allow sharing of institutional experiences not only regionally but also globally.


The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is an independent non-profit organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland and was founded to pursue sustainable development in the context of trade- and investment-related policymaking. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organisation in the field of migration, dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. Fundación Foro del Sur (FFS) is a non-profit private organisation based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that seeks to promote diversity and plurality of thought through various research, training and consulting activities.

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