Migration and the 2030 Agenda for Development – access and contribution to basic services

Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The German Federal Foreign Office and Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development along with IOM’s GMDAC hosted the twelfth seminar in the Migration and Development Debate Series in Berlin on 22 June. The seminar, “Migration and the 2030 Agenda for Development – access and contribution to basic services”, included insights from Dr. Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Senior Research Fellow for Migration, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and Veronika Richler, Social Worker at SOLWODI (Solidarity with women in distress).

Ms Hagen-Zanker presented the key findings from ODI´s series of reports, with regards to the linkages between migration and specific targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The results highlighted that social protection coverage of migrants varies widely and they are often precluded from contributing to host country social protection systems. Ms Richler showcased real-life examples of migrants that experienced human rights violations and how the counselling centres provide support to vulnerable migrants.

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