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Migration in the 2030 Agenda

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141 p.
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In September 2015, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was adopted, and for the first time, migration was included in mainstream global development policy. With the objective of communicating how IOM identifies migration in the 2030 Agenda to stakeholders and the wider public, and to shed light on the complex challenges and opportunities that accompany the migration-related targets, this IOM publication aims to showcase how different areas of migration are addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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133 p.
Migration is one of the defining features of the 21st century. It contributes significantly to all aspects of economic and social development everywhere, and as such will be key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
But migration can also negatively impact development, and though the relationship between the two is increasingly recognised, it remains under-explored. We must ensure migration contributes to positive development outcomes and, ultimately, to realising the Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the ‘2030 Agenda’). To do this, we need to understand the impact of migration on the achievement of all SDGs, and – equally – the impact this achievement will have on future migration patterns.
Here we collate, and draw out key findings from, a series of twelve ODI policy briefings which analyse the interrelationship between migration and key development areas. Each briefing explores how the links between migration and these different development issues affect the achievement of the SDGs, and offers pragmatic recommendations to incorporate migration into the 2030 Agenda to ensure it contributes to positive development outcomes.

EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement: Potential Impacts on Rural Livelihoods and Gender (with Focus on Bio-fuels Feedstock Expansion)

University of Manchester
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The trade-sustainable impact assessment of the European Union-Mercosur trade
agreement found that the economic impact of the trade liberalisation scenario could be
positive in the agriculture sector of Mercosur countries. However, it also found that the
social and environmental impacts would be mixed and potentially detrimental. This paper
addresses the likely effects on the livelihoods of vulnerable rural populations. It argues
that the potential impacts can be analysed within a diversified livelihood strategies
framework, which is expanded to include institutional and policy factors. It concludes
that the negative expected impact responds to the highly uneven access to capital
assets. On the other hand, the effects are not generalised to all Mercosur countries, nor
to all regions in each of the member countries. Enhancing or mitigating measures refer
to the importance of sequencing and regulation to improve disadvantaged groups’
abilities to participate in trade-led agricultural intensification or industrialisation
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