Michael Clemens: Unlocking the Potential of Labor Mobility in the Post-2015 Agenda

4/22/15
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Michael Clemens speaking at: “From Cairo to Addis: Migration, labor mobility and the renewed global partnership for sustainable development."

Event Summary

While the global community has thus made important strides in recognizing the contribution of international migration for human and sustainable development, limited recognition of the transformative nature of migration and its contribution to development has been given in the intergovernmental negotiations on the means of implementation and the financing for development.

This side-event will explore how migration, including expanded avenues for regular labour mobility, reduction in related costs, portability of earned social security benefits and recognition of skills, can generate substantial additional resources for development and boost disposable incomes.

The outcome of the side event will inform the intergovernmental negotiations for the third International Conference on Financing for Development (Addis Ababa, July) and the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda (New York, September).