Capacity Building Workshop on Migration and the SDGs in the Arab Region
The workshop aimed to strengthen government capacities in achieving migration-related SDG goals and targets, particularly SDG 10.7. The workshop introduced the 2030 Agenda at the global, regional and national levels and the link between migration and SDGs related to decent work, migrants in crisis, and migrants’ rights and health, including those of women and girls, climate change and urban development issues. Member State participants engaged in interactive sessions to apply new frameworks for identifying national priorities, reviewing existing policies in light of regional and global commitments and frameworks, and developing subsequent plans of action in the area of migration in the context of the 2030 Agenda.
The workshop, which targeted officials of government ministries, was organized by the co-chairs of the Working Group on International Migration in the Arab Region (ESCWA, IOM and LAS), in cooperation with members of the Working Group, in the context of the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the forthcoming Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).