How Migration Governance Indicators contribute to SDG monitoring: Preliminary outcomes unveiled at HLPF 2019

Published Date: 
Monday, July 15, 2019


Governments will present outcomes of Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) assessments during a side-event on the margins of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on SDGs in New York on 17 July 2019. IOM’s Director General, Antonio Vitorino, will host this high-level event at the United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 8 between 13:15 – 14:30.

The meeting will provide participants a forum to draw on progress towards migration-related  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on MGI profiles and will identify key gaps in legislative and policy frameworks

Developed by IOM and the Economist Intelligence Unit, MGI is a tool that enables Member States to assess their migration policies. The MGI consists of a set of 90 indicators, covering a wide range of thematic issues as they relate to migration (e.g. labour, health, border management, disaster risk reduction, etc.). To date, 50 governments and three cities have used the MGI to review their migration policies, identify good practices and gaps, and set priorities for the future. Governments have recognized the versatility of the tool and have used it for many purposes, including to evaluate their migration policies, as a basis for new evidence-based policies, to form a baseline to track progress on their national and international commitments, and to assess common and pressing challenges with neighboring countries.

Since this year the tool has also been implemented by several cities using an adapted set of indicators to assess migration governance initiatives at the local level.

The High-level Political Forum, the United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies. 

RSVP until Tuesday 16 July 2019 to Mr. David Martineau at [email protected]