Migration is Key to Rescuing the SDGs: Video at 2023 HLPF
Related Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration Objectives
At the mid-way point to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world is far off track to achieving our 17 Global Goals, the SDGs. As changemakers across all countries and continents are called upon to make bold transformative changes for people and the planet, the UN Migration Agency and UN Development Programme call upon everyone to place migrants and people on the move at the heart of our solutions.
"Managed well, human mobility can be a cornerstone of sustainable development, prosperity and progress, and can be a central element of the rescue plan for the SDGs."
This video shows where the world stands on migration issues at this midway point to the 2030 Agenda. There is now plenty of evidence around the benefits that migration can bring to society, but also clear proof that these benefits will not be fully realized without bold action to create more inclusive communities, policies and solutions for more equal and humane migration governance.
The video was created by IOM's MSD team to raise the importance of human mobility during the annual HLPF in 2023. The annual review of the SDGs, or High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) (10-19 July 2023, New York), was themed "Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels.” Participants reviewed SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals).
Check out the side event to learn more about human mobility, the SDGs and the HLPF and to learn what is truly needed to "rescue the SDGs."