Migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

When the United Nations established the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000, migration was generally excluded despite a close relationship with the successful achievement of the time-bound targets.  As the MDGs’ 2015 deadline draws near and world leaders prepare an updated set of sustainable development goals, countries, international agencies and civil society members are advocating for the inclusion of migration-related targets and indicators to measure progress beyond 2015.  Peter D. Sutherland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration and Development and member of the Center for Migration Studies Board of Trustees, discusses the importance of including migration in the post-2015 development agenda in “Migration on the Move,” co-authored with William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration.

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