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  • 8:30 – 10:00 New York
  • 14:30 – 16:00 Geneva
  • Achim Steiner


  • António Vitorino


  • Roza Otunbaeva

    Ex-President of Kyrgyz Republic and Founder
    Roza Otunbaeva Initiative

  • Victor Quinteros Marquina

    Neighborhood Participation Manager
    Municipality of Lima, Peru

  • Betty Wabunoha

    Resident Representative
    UNDP Lesotho

  • Md. Mohsin

    Hon. Secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief
    Government of Bangladesh

Including migrants and communities in socio-economic recovery: Experiences from the IOM-UNDP partnership on COVID-19

What are the key lessons learnt from the IOM-UNDP seed-funding collaboration? Tune in to hear from the UNDP administrator, IOM director-general, and participating countries on good practices of COVID-19 responses addressing migrants.

Through collective efforts, we can continue harnessing the development dividends of human mobility in a world affected by the pandemic, responding to the needs of migrants, including returnees, and local communities. Join us for an interactive discussion on the building blocks for scalable and sustainable interventions to support governments in the quest for inclusive, long-term socio-economic recovery from COVID-19, building on experiences from the joint IOM-UNDP seed-funding initiative.

Background: IOM-UNDP seed-funding initiative on addressing COVID-19 socio-economic impact

In October 2020, the Principals of IOM and UNDP communicated their intent for a reinforced partnership between the two agencies at country, regional and global levels. Among the first steps in translating the commitment into practice, both agencies launched a joint seed-funding initiative to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in nine countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The event will provide concrete examples and good practices related to COVID-19 responses addressing migrants, including returnees and forcibly displaced populations, alongside host communities, building on results from the initiative and next steps planned.

This event will be held on Zoom.