Migration and the 2030 Agenda
When: Tuesday 28th of November 2017
Time:10.00 – 11.30
Place: Sida, Hörsalen, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm
Migration is one of the defining features of the 21st century. The 2030 Agenda highlights the importance of facilitating safe, orderly, regulated and responsible migration, as well as the importance of humane treatment of all migrants, refugees and displaced people, with full respect of human rights.
The Swedish development cooperation will contribute to increasing the positive development effects of migration and reducing the negative effects in countries of origin. To do this, we need to understand the impact of migration on the achievement of all Global Goals for Sustainable Development of the 2030 Agenda and the impact this will have on future migration patterns.
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has analysed the interrelationship between migration and eight key development areas and how they affect the achievement of the SDGs. A synthesis which collates, and draws out key findings from a series of eight policy briefings, have been put together by the ODI. Each briefing offers recommendations to incorporate migration into the 2030 Agenda to ensure it contributes to positive development outcomes.
The full report is available for download here.
This seminar is arranged by Delmi and Sida in cooperation with the Overseas Development Institute.
Moderator: Annika Palo, Sida
09.30-10.00 Registration and coffee/tea
10.00-10.05 Welcome and introduction – Ulla Andrén, Sida
10.05-10.35 Presentation of report by Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Research Fellow leading ODI’s migration research
10.35-10.45 Comments by Johan Hassel, Swedish Delegation for the 2030 Agenda
10.45-10.55 Comments by Elisabeth Dahlin, Secretary General Rädda Barnen, representing CONCORD Sweden’s working group on migration
11.20-11.30 Summary and conclusions – Kristof Tamas, The Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi)