In 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and accompanying 169 targets designed to guide development initiatives until 2030. For the first time, migration has been recognized as a key development topic in the mainstream global development agenda, as the SDGs and targets make a number of references to migration.
This report examines priorities of Armenia in the field of migration and development in the context of the SDGs. It undertakes a comprehensive mapping exercise of Armenia’s migration data sources and processes and provides recommendations on the enhancement of data collection for migration-related SDG targets. It also proposes indicators for prioritized targets and develops a methodology for monitoring and measuring the progress of Armenia in the field of migration and development towards achieving the SDGs.
This report will serve as a basis to initiate a sustainable monitoring process on achieved progress in the area of migration and development, to introduce sustainable mechanism for regular data collection and reporting on migration and development within the context of the 2030 Agenda.