Stronger Data, Brighter Futures: Protecting Children on the Move with Data and Evidence

UNICEF Data and Analytics

Side event to the 1st International Migration Review Forum


Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. EDT 

Policies and programmes that support a positive migration experience for all – including the very vulnerable migrant children – hinge on strengthened data and evidence. Better quantitative and qualitative data and evidence are urgently needed to protect and empower all migrant children. 

Join us for a discussion on the state of progress achieved since 2018 in making data on migrant children more timely, available and responsive to policy and programme needs.

The Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (GCM) calls for countries to "collect and utilize accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies." To date, however, most national action plans have not prioritized data on children. Even less attention has been paid to the data gaps and needs concerning migrant children, even though these children commonly see their right to well-being violated.

This event will provide a platform for collective reflection on the progress and will highlight the continuing priorities and challenges, as well as good practices and initiatives – existing and emerging, at country, regional and international level – to inspire sustained action to improve the data and evidence on children on the move.