Global Conference on Cities and Migration - 16-17 November 2017, Mechelen, Belgium

On 16-17 November 2017, the Global Conference on Cities and Migration will be held in Mechelen, Belgium.

Hosted by the City of Mechelen and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Belgian Federal Government, and coordinated by IOM, UCLG and UN-Habitat, the Global Conference on Cities and Migration aims to combine current thinking around international migration and sustainable urban development in order to contribute to the implementation of the urban dimensions for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including, but not limited to, Sustainable Development Goal 11, which has been designed to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

To achieve this goal it is necessary to provide migrants with access to basic services, guarantee their rights and promote and facilitate their inclusion and participation to the social, political and economic local fabric in order to contribute to the achievement of this specific goal.

More information and registration here.