The UN Task Team for the Post-2015 Development Agenda (UNTT), along with three UN agencies, has released a new thematic think piece titled, "Global partnerships in the area of population and migration." The paper outlines elements for partnership in population and migration issues while emphasizing the contribution of population dynamics to global sustainable development.
January 2013: The UN Task Team for the Post-2015 Development Agenda (UNTT), along with three UN agencies, has released a new thematic Think Piece titled “Global partnerships in the area of population and migration.” The paper outlines elements for partnership in population and migration issues while emphasizing the contribution of population dynamics to global sustainable development.
The think piece highlights numerous features important for partnerships in this area, including: knowledge sharing; strengthening statistical systems; increasing access to services and commodities; making investments for human mobility skills training; lowering costs of remittances; and increasing preparedness and resilience to natural disasters. It calls for “new-style global partnerships” between multiple actors that equally involve all countries and stakeholders. Particularly emphasizing the involvement of civil society and communities, the paper calls for development practices that are adapted to local conditions and needs.
Finally, the paper recommends developing a new goal on partnerships for the post-2015 development agenda, while mainstreaming the need for partnerships in each of the thematic areas. It suggests mechanisms for assessing progress, and calls on the new agenda to consider possible characteristics and outcomes for new partnerships.
Contributors to the piece include: the International Organization for Migration (IOM); the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA); and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
This paper is one of a series of nine new Think Pieces published by the UNTT’s working group on the global partnership for development beyond 2015. The papers will be synthesized in a report to be published in March 2013. [Publication: Global Partnerships in the Area of Population and Migration] [UNTT Think Pieces] [UNTT Resources]