• Wednesday 19 Oct 2016
  • Migration Toolbox for Urban Governance

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room A
    Lead Organization:
    • International Organization for Migration (IOM).
    Partner Organization:
    • United Cities And Local Governments (UCLG).

    Migration is one of the key governance areas that require policy coherence and coordination mechanisms at central, local and regional level, in order to manage diversity for social cohesion and sustainable urban development. The "Migration toolbox for urban governance" will be presented at the UCLG summit in Colombia and then at Habitat III Quito as the key consultation document based on international agreement, which allows consensus and coherence between the different and complementary roles at various levels of the government and other partners. It will be accompanied by a set of “best practices” that showcase successful initiatives to support local level migration management. The Migration Governance Framework (MiGOF), the basis for this document, is the first and only internationally agreed framework that presents, in a coherent and comprehensive way, the essential elements for humane and orderly migration that benefits migrants and society. The MiGOF was approved in November 2015 through Council Resolution No. 1310, which "calls upon Member States to use the Governance Framework on Migration in order to enhance their own governance on migration and mobility, with the support of IOM."