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21 Oct 2015

IOM-MPI Issue in Brief No. 10 - Integrating migration into the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda

By September 2015, the Member States of the United Nations will have negotiated a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and subsidiary targets and indicators. These goals will frame a new international development agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire at the end of 2015.

In Integrating migration into the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda, after examining the role of migration as a driver for development, author Lars Lonnback argues that migration can be integrated into the post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda. To do so, three areas require specific attention- (1) fostering partnerships to promote development, (2) promoting and protecting migrants’ rights and well-being and (3) reducing the costs of human mobility.

This issue in brief is the tenth in the series of policy papers by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the International Organization for Migration’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific that offer succinct insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today. To read earlier briefs in the series, visit IOM Online Bookstore or Migration Policy Institute.

  • Executive Summary
  • I. Migration and the new Development Agenda
  • II. Raising Awareness of the Migration–Development Nexus (1992–2013)
  • III. The Case for Migration and Development
  • IV. The Asia–Pacific Context
  • V. Stumbling Blocks
  • VI. The Place for Migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • VII. Conclusion
  • Work Cited
  • Endnotes
  • Acknowledgement
  • About the Author