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The first part of the report presents recent migratory patterns by origin and destination. These estimates allow for an assessment of the scope of international migration from developing countries, providing a critical underpinning to the debate on international migration and development. Recent levels of remittance transfers are also presented, including evidence on the costs of transferring remittances. Further, the report highlights recent activities to safeguard the rights of migrants and to combat irregular migration. Gaps in protecting and assisting migrants, including “stranded migrants” and people who move in the context of environmental change, are discussed. The second part of the report synthesizes recent efforts of the United Nations system to enhance partnerships, coordination and cooperation through coordination meetings and the Global Migration Group (GMG). It also reviews the support provided by the GMG to Member States, including the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The third part of the report contains proposals for the organisation of the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, to be convened by the General Assembly during its sixty-eighth session in 2013, pursuant to resolution 63/225. The report suggests a structure and format for the event as well as possible themes, preparatory activities and outcomes. The report concludes with a set of concrete recommendations to enhance the benefits of migration and to reduce its negative impacts for development and recounts the steps that are being taken in preparing for the 2013 High-level Dialogue.