NEW YORK: Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan (MoS VM) will lead the Indian delegation for the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF), being held under the auspices of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York from 17 May to 20 May 2022.
The International Migration Review Forum will serve as the primary intergovernmental global platform to discuss and share progress on the implementation of all aspects pertaining to migration and its intersection with Sustainable Development Goals. It will consist of four interactive multi-stakeholder round tables, a policy dialogue, and a plenary. It will result in adoption of a Progress Declaration.
MoS VM will deliver an official statement at the Plenary Session of the IMRF. In New York, MOS VM is expected to meet with H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly and Mr. Antonio Vitorino, Director General, International Organisation for Migration
MoS VM will also participate in a high level Ministerial Meeting on “Global Food Security – Call to Action” and deliver a statement at the UNSC Open Debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: Conflict and food security”
MoS VM will also meet a wide cross-section of Indian diaspora in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, including those working in areas of community welfare, business, health, culture and education.