The handbook “The SDGs and Cities. International Human Mobility”

In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Handbook The SDGs and Cities. International Human Mobility provides an overview of the various strategies for the attention, reception and integration of migrants and refugees in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean.

This publication provides a conceptual framework to a global and regional phenomenon marked by millions of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees who increasingly tend to settle down in cities, turning urban spaces into multiethnic, multicultural and intercultural areas. It also addresses the multiple challenges and the strategic role of local governments for developing human mobility inclusive policies.

The handbook includes a practical tool with 13 possible lines of action to be implemented by local governments for dealing with international human mobility from human rights perspective. It also focuses on social participation and the systematic production of information as a key factor. These actions address issues such as education, gender, health, access to documentation, access to employment, institutions, participation and the fight against discrimination. In addition, the handbook presents different stages for the implementation of this practical instrument.

The proposed actions are based on the identification and analysis of more than one hundred innovative experiences linked to migrants, asylum seekers and / or refugees from all over the world with the aim of promoting the exchange of practices in the field of human mobility.

The handbook The SDGs and Cities. International Human Mobility is a support tool for local governments prepared by the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights (ICPHR-UNESCO) with the support of the UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean and with the collaboration of the Latin American and Caribbean Coalition of Cities against Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia. We wish this publication can reflect the dynamism and actuality of the challenges that international human mobility imposes on cities, allowing local governments to anticipate ways of action and future action scenarios.

Please download the handbook here


May 18, 2018