Migration to advance human development outcomes

Jun 19, 2019

The Global Compact for Migration, signed in Marrakech in December 2018, lays the ground for international migration governance.

Because migration is intrinsically linked with global trends like globalisation, digitalisation and urbanisation, it is shaping our world at every turn. How we govern migration at international, regional, national and local levels will have a significant impact on the future of our societies and economies.

In recent years, migration has been propelled to the forefront of national political agendas around the globe, though often in a fragmented way through a focus on domestic security.

By Cécile Riallant Head, Migration and Sustainable Development Unit, International Organization for Migration.

Migrants from Honduras en route to seek work in the US, crossing the Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexico. © Adrees Latif/Reuters

Migrants from Honduras en route to seek work in the US, crossing the Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexico. © Adrees Latif/Reuters