UN Development System

Key Concepts

The SDGs, the guiding framework for the UN Development System (UNDS) to achieve sustainable development, cannot be achieved without due consideration of migration. In the context of UNDS Reform, anchored in the guiding principles of national ownership, country-contextual responses and accountability, UN planning and programming must take into consideration migration’s relationship to sustainable development at the local, regional and national level.

Our work support UN Country Teams (UNCTs) to ensure that migration and migrants are reflected in the UN’s Common Country Analysis (CCAs), UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCFs), joint UN actions, and wider development efforts. UNCTs also have access to the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund, called for in the GCM, which is the only funding mechanism fully dedicated to supporting collective action on migration through joint programming.

It is imperative that the UN works together as one to get back on track to achieve the SDGs, utilizing the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) as our joint roadmap for realizing the migration-related dimensions of the 2030 Agenda. With IOM support, the UN Network on Migration (UNNM) has produced guidance material for UNCTs on how to integrate the GCM and migration into CCA/CF development and rollout.