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2. Linking migration policy-making with development

During 2017 we have assisted governments to align migration policies with national development strategies framed within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The examples below show how we are responding to target 10.7 of the 17 Global Goals ‘[to] facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies’.

In Côte d’Ivoire, we assisted the government in drafting a coherent overarching National Migration and Development Policy, presented last April, to harness the potential of migrant communities and diaspora for the country’s progress. Six strategic pillars will respond to the needs of the current national migration context.

In Mauritius, we presented the new Mauritius National Migration and Development Policy in November. Structured around four pillars covering policy coherence, prosperity, partnership and protection, the policy is aligned with the country’s current national development plan “Mauritius Vision 2030” and its commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into actionable steps at the national level.