Kuwait participates in the High-Level political forum on the Migration Governance Indicators

Monday, July 22, 2019

United Nations House
Kuwait, 22 July 2019

Kuwait – On July 17th, the 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) side event on “An evidence-based path towards achieving global commitments: IOM Migration Governance Indicators for well-managed migration policies” organized by the UN Migration was held in New York with the special participation by Kuwait, represented by the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, Dr. Khaled Mehdi.

During the event, Dr. Mehdi delivered a presentation on the Government of Kuwait’s achievements consolidated in the country’s first Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) review finalized earlier this year. The MGI review is also included in Kuwait’s first Voluntary National Review (VNR), which Dr Mehdi presented on at the Forum.

Kuwait’s participation in the UN Migrations’ first side event signifies the remarkable achievements and commitment towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 10.7 which focuses on the facilitation of orderly, safe, and regular migration and mobility of people, including thorough implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.

Mrs. Iman Ereiqat, IOM Kuwait’s Chief of Mission “IOM extends its gratitude to the government of Kuwait and all national counterparts for the continuous effort, support and cooperation to the mission in Kuwait and IOM worldwide. In particular, we are grateful for the distinguished efforts of the SG of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (GSSCPD) for his invaluable participation in this monumental event”.

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the United Nations central platform specifically for the follow-up and review of achievements towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, which paves the way for all State Members of the United Nations and specialized agencies to the opportunity for full and effective participation.