The New Migration Governance for Development: Integrating Human Mobility into Public Policies

Wednesday May 11, 2016
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


160 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

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The newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes migration as a multi-dimensional reality that requires coherent and comprehensive responses. While it urges states to establish well-managed migration policies the scope of such policies is expanding beyond who leaves and who enters a country. The new migration governance for development considers human mobility at a variety of policy levels. Migration and displacement are increasingly integrated into public policies in the fields of economic development, agriculture, health and education. This trend is reflected in national and sub-national development strategies and United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks the world over. The new migration governance leads to new conceptualizations of the mobility-policy nexus; it raises questions about institutional and policy coherence and about civic participation by migrants, diaspora members, refugees, and IDPs.

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