Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development



Combatting marine and coastal ecosystem degradation can help address forced displacement and migration. Specifically, improving and diversifying livelihoods of communities that are dependent on marine resources can help address related issues as a potential driver of migration.

Leveraging migrants towards addressing marine and coastal ecosystem sustainability. Migrants have high potential to contribute to this, through diaspora investment and by introducing knowledge, skills and technology to communities.




Relevant migration-related targets

  • 14.2 - By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans 
  • 14.7 - By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism 


All SDGs and Targets

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IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and Sustainable Development


The IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and Sustainable Development outlines a whole-of-organization approach to comprehensively integrate migration and development into policymaking and programming within IOM. It recognizes that migration, when well managed, can be both a development strategy and a development outcome.