Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

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As the target date for the MDG nears in 2015, the international community is faced with both the challenge and the opportunity of formulating the next global development agenda. Although migration was not factored into the MDGs, it plays an integral role in the most crucial development questions facing the world today, including: how to generate inclusive growth and create employment for a growing world population; how to manage new global risks, such as vulnerability to shocks and disasters, and adaptation to climate change; and how to mobilize financing for development in a world of decreasing aid budgets. This publication gathers together recent research findings outlining the links between migration and development and proposing how migration can best be factored into the future development framework, offering a timely contribution to the argument for migration's inclusion in the coming development agenda.



Migration as a development enabler: Putting enablers into practice in the post-2015 development agenda

In its foundational report, Realizing the Future We Want for All, the United Nations System Task Team on the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda lays out its vision for a new framework to pursue poverty eradication and achieve sustainable development once the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015. A key aspect of the proposed framework is the inclusion of a core set of “development enablers”, which are intended to support progress towards four key dimensions of development: inclusive economic development, inclusive social development, environmental sustainability, and peace and security (United Nations, 2012a). Migration, and specifically fair rules to manage migration, is highlighted as one of these enablers.


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