Mayoral Forum on Mobility, Migration and Development
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Local governments seek to foster novel solutions that respond to common challenges faced by cities worldwide with the two-fold purpose of simultaneously ensuring economic growth and enhancing coexistence and social cohesion.
- Emphasize equality of rights, duties and opportunities as core bases for a cohesive society;
- Acknowledge the central role played by local governments on the issues of mobility, migration and development; and
- Reassert the need for city leadership and related support by national and regional government and other actors.
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City Government: Its Leadership Role Within and Between Countries Regarding Global Migration and Mobility Governance;
Fostering Economic Prosperity in City Centres and Peripheries: the “Virtuous Circle” of Migration and Development.
Discussions will be guided by experts, who will act as rapporteurs and prepare the draft proposal of the Call of Barcelona, collecting recommendations and arguments from the various participants.
The Mayoral Forum will assemble some 20 mayors from world cities and representatives from international organizations, including the World Bank, UNITAR, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN-Habitat, and the European Commission.
- Public - by registration
- Public - by application
- Private - by invitation
- Open to register/apply
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