Coming Together for the SDGs - Key Messages Building From the Experience of the Global Programme to Support Advocacy in Global Dialogues
Related Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration Objectives
At the halfway point for the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, we must come together in unity to push the Goals forward. From the data and reports around the 2023 SDG Summit, it is clear we need to accelerate action in order to “rescue” the SDGs.
As part of our Global Programme on Making Migration Work for Sustainable Development (M4SD), 11 countries (Bangladesh, Ecuador, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Philippines, Republic of Moldova, Senegal, Serbia, Tunisia) have been working with IOM, SDC and UNDP to do exactly this. Based on these countries’ experiences over more than twelve years, we call upon stakeholders and Member States to scale up their efforts to include migrants, refugees and all people on the move in their policies, services and communities to truly make migration a positive experience for the national and local development of their nations, in pursuit of the 2030 Agenda.
A set of advocacy messages serve as key suggestions and recommendations for practitioners to harness migration for more sustainable, prosperous communities based on this experience.
After over a decade of implementing this approach, it is clear that integrating migration into policy, and putting these policies into practice, can further the achievement of the SDGs. If we are to implement bold, transformative action to get us back on track to reach the 2030 Agenda in the next 7 years, we must act now – and creating more inclusive communities where people on the move can thrive and fully contribute is essential to getting us there.
Representatives of these 11 countries will participate in and share their priorities at the SDG Summit in September, alongside UN partners such as IOM and UNDP. We hope that these messages can be a tool and resource to inspire bold action to make migration work for sustainable development.