UNGA side event: migration and the 2030 Agenda

21 September 2017 18:00 - 19:30 EST
Side event


Louise Arbour @louise_arbour – United Nations Special Representative for International Migration

David Donoghue @irishmissionun – Former Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations

Marta Foresti @martaforesti – Managing Director, ODI


Migration is one of the defining features of the 21st century and can contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For this to happen, we need a better understanding of how migration will impact the achievement of key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the roles of international and national actors in this process. The Global Compact on Migration provides a unique opportunity to advance this agenda, and better explore the relationship between migration and development.

This official United Nations General Assembly side-event is co-hosted by ODI and the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations. It discusses why migration is so pivotal for sustainable development, and details how national governments can take these issues into account.

At this event, ODI launches the final two briefs in our Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals series and a synthesis report. As part of this discussion, our expert panel reflects on top-level findings from across the series – providing practical policy actions for national governments.

This event is public to all those in attendance of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, September 2017.