2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted unanimously by the United Nation’s 193 Member States during the Post-2015 Summit in September 2015. This wide-ranging and ambitious agenda includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), marking the culmination of more than two years of negotiations and consultations among and with stakeholders from Member State delegations, UN agencies, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society.

Migration is included for the first time in the global development framework, recognizing well-managed migration’s integral role in and immense contribution to sustainable development.

The SDGs are now driving policy planning and implementation across borders and across sectors, recognizing the interlinkages between migration and development and the fundamental contributions of migrants.

As the international community moves forward mobilizing, implementing and monitoring the new Agenda, IOM stands ready to help.


IOM's Activities for the 2030 Agenda

After playing an active and engaged role over the past four years, and advocating to ensure migration was included as part of the agenda, IOM is prepared to move forward with a number of initiatives to implement and monitor the newly adopted SDGs.

IOM is developing, in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a Migration Governance Index (MGI). The MGI was created with the end goal of measuring the degree to which national policies facilitate and promote responsible, safe and regular migration of people, per Target 10.7 of the SDGs. The report will serve both as an evaluating mechanism and as a tool for countries, particularly in migration capacities development and policy framework and implementation. IOM’s MGI will focus primarily on five key areas of migration governance: institutional capacity; migrant rights and integration; migration management; labour, economics and investment; and regional and international cooperation and partnerships. The report, to be comprised of research and initiatives tested in 15 pilot countries, is due to be published in early 2016.

IOM is also engaging with the global data revolution to create an inclusive SDG measurement system for migration data, “Migrants Matter.” In a commitment to the necessary inclusivity ensuring “no one is left behind," IOM and Gallop are partnering to create a report on migrant populations, utilizing the annual Gallup World Poll, that will produce key metrics and benchmarks for evaluating the processes of the SDGs. The forthcoming reports will analyze and summarize key data points on migration, including specific evaluations of nine regions and five case study countries. The reports aim to identify distribution of migrants worldwide, provide baseline evaluation of equality gaps and health of migrants, and overall produce key statistics on the world’s migrant populations that are otherwise largely unavailable. The resulting data will also inform IOM’s own policies and practices moving forward.

Post-2015 Development Agenda Events

Event Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 18:15 to 19:30