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Jul 12, 2017This policy brief was written in the framework of the Fourth Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development. It highlights the importance of Policy Coherence in Migration and Development at the Local Level since migration is affected by and affects all governance sectors from health to education and from housing to social security. Policy coherence for migration and development can be...
Cécile Riallant: “Cities have a very important role in using the development potential that migrants and displaced people bring when they arrive”Jul 04, 2017The Head of the UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI), Cécile Riallant, was interviewed by Odessa Primus, EDD Young Leader at the SDG Studio at the European Development Days, in Brussels on 8 June 2017. View the full interview here:
Jul 03, 2017Theme: “Mayors as Humanitarian and Development Actors: Preparing, Welcoming and Integrating” Date: June 26-27, 2017 Location: Rotes Rathaus (City Hall) in Berlin, Germany The focus of this year’s Mayoral Forum was “Mayors as Humanitarian and Development Actors: Preparing, Welcoming and Integrating.” Thus,...
European Development Days: “The role of cities in implementing the migration-related targets of the SDGs”Jun 20, 2017Context of the 11th EDDs The 11th edition of the European Development Days was focused on promoting a new global strategy to deal with the most important current development challenges and was the nexus of union of development actors committed to tackling poverty worldwide stressing the role of the private sector as a partner in economic development. Migration and displacement issues were tackled...
Nov 29, 2016Version française ci-dessous / Versión española abajo The JMDI Launches the new e-learning course “My JMDI e-Toolbox on Migration and Local Development”! The JMDI is proud to present the newly launched “My JMDI e-Toolbox on Migration and Local Development”. This e-learning course is a free, flexible and comprehensive e-course for stakeholders working on migration and development at the local...
Policy Brief Series on Mayors as Humanitarian and Development Actors: Preparing, Welcoming and Integrating
Jul 12, 2017These policy briefs were written in the framework of the Fourth Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development.They highlight the importance of cities as innovative and effective policy-makers in the field of migrant inclusion. Indeed, local authorities are at the front lines of refugee and migrant reception and inclusion. While migration today is markedly urban, mayors and local... Read more >
Growing remittances sent by migrants to origin countries pull millions out of poverty according to a new report
Jun 16, 2017The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has published a new report about migrants’ remittances to their origin countries. This document finds out that migrants send 51% more money to their families in their origin countries than a decade ago. These remittances pull millions of people out of poverty. This additional income accounts for 60% of family’s household income, according... Read more >