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.
IOM's Activities for the 2030 Agenda
IOM is developing, in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI). The MGI is a tool for governments to assess the comprehensiveness of their migration policies and to help them identify gaps and priorities to build institutional capacity and programmes on migration. It plays an essential role in offering insights into areas where countries can strengthen their migration governance and to make progress in the migration-related aspects of the SDGs and the Global Compact on Migration.
The MGI is built on the six dimensions of good migration governance as articulated in IOM’s Migration Governance Framework (MiGOF).The six dimensions are: adherence to international standards and fulfillment of migrants’ rights; “whole of government” approach to migration policies; engagement with partners to address migration-related issues; advancement of the socio-economic well-being of migrants and society; effective action on the mobility dimensions of crises; assurance that migration takes place in a safe, orderly and dignified manner.
To read the 2016 MGI report, please click here.