From 19 to 21 January 2020, the second International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) took place in Cairo, Egypt. As the only global meeting focusing specifically on how to improve data and statistics on migration, the Forum promotes dialogue across a range of actors.
The conference involved over 700 participants from 99 countries, bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders. There were six plenary and 50 parallel sessions involving experts and organizational leaders in the area of migration data and statistics.
The meeting summary below highlights the key messages from the Forum and the way forward in view of the IFMS 2022.