- Migration and the Millennium Development Goals (1504 Downloads)
IOM’s position is that migration needs to be better incorporated into all development policies and programmes, including the MDGs. Ignoring the linkages between migration and the achievement of the MDGs is likely to make it harder to actively harness migration’s beneficial effects and mitigate its negative consequences. Strategies to enhance the positive impact of migration on the achievement of the MDGs need to be developed. This paper provides some examples of the linkages between migration and the MDGs, and suggests a number of concrete steps which could be taken to ensure that migration is better incorporated into plans to achieve the MDGs.