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Report Launch Event - IOM's Fatal Journeys Volume 3: Improving Data on Missing Migrants

IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC)

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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Report Launch Event 

 Fatal Journeys Volume 3:
Improving Data on Missing Migrants
 

Research from the IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC)

 

Since 2014, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has recorded the deaths of more than 22,500 migrants worldwide. This figure is a significant measure of the human toll of unsafe migration, but still fails to capture the true number of people who have died or gone missing on their journey for a better life.       

This event will share the key messages of Fatal Journeys Volume 3 – Part 1, the third volume of the global report on migrant fatalities published by IOM.  The editors of the report will speak about three sets of issues: (i) what we know (ii) gaps and how to improve data on missing migrants (iii) the role of the media.

 

Agenda

6:00pm

Registration

6:15pm

Welcoming remarks, Introduction to the report
Speakers: Dipti Pardeshi (Chief of Mission, IOM United Kingdom) and Frank Laczko (Co-Editor of Fatal Journeys Volume 3, Director of IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre)

Session 1:  Overview of what we know: migrant deaths around the world

6:30-6:45pm

 

 

The first session will provide an overview of migrant deaths and disappearances globally, based on the data collected through the Missing Migrants Project (www.missingmigrants.iom.int), at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre.  Data sources and challenges will also be discussed.    

Speakers:  Julia Black (Project Coordinator, Missing Migrants Project),  

Ann Singleton  (Co-editor of Fatal Journeys Volume 3, Senior Adviser to IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre and Senior Research Fellow at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol)

Session 2:  Challenges faced by the media in reporting migrant deaths

6:45-7:00pm

               

 

The second session will focus on the role of mainstream media in the coverage of missing migrants.  The chapter co-authored by the speaker addresses questions such as: what are the ethical challenges of reporting on the missing and dead, and how can information be presented without de-humanising the victims or breaching their rights to privacy?

Speakers:  Ann Singleton, with a contribution from Tom Law (Communications Director of the Ethical Journalism Network) 

Session 3:   The way forward: Improving data on Missing Migrants

7:00-7:15pm

 

 

The concluding session will look at the key recommendations of the report, including the use of new data sources, improving the rate of identification, and communicating data on missing migrants differently.

Speaker:  Frank Laczko

 7:15-8:00pm

Refreshments




Fatal Journeys Volume 3: Improving Data on Missing Migrants  
Launch event, 13th September 2017
Venue: Frontline Club, 
13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ

 


This material has been funded by UK aid from the UK government; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.

Do you have questions about Report Launch Event - IOM's Fatal Journeys Volume 3: Improving Data on Missing Migrants? Contact IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC)

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The Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
W2 1QJ London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)


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IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC)

The creation of the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin, Germany, is IOM’s response to growing calls for comprehensive data on global migration trends. For more information on GMDAC's work, please visit this website.

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