Azerbaijan joins High Level Geneva Conference on Migrants and Cities

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Baku, October 26, AZERTAC

An Azerbaijani delegation led by Head of the State Migration Service Firudin Nabiyev is attending the High Level Geneva Conference on Migrants and Cities.

The conference brings together ministers, mayors and high level officials to debate for the first time in a global policy forum, the complex dynamics of human mobility in cities.

The High-level Conference on Migrants and Cities (CMC) assesses how challenges can be managed and development opportunities maximized.

The conference focuses on how migration and migrants are shaping cities and how the life of migrants is shaped by cities, their people, organizations and rules and also aims to address the following broad themes: The role of migration in shaping the future of cities; Local governance of migration: challenges and opportunities specific to cities; Case studies of local and national strategies to manage migration; Partnerships between different levels of government, non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector to facilitate positive outcomes for migrants and host communities; Talent mobility and the contribution of migrants to the development of cities; How cities can contribute to improving the public perception of migrants and migration.

The conference offers participants the opportunity to: Take stock of various local programmes and initiatives to manage the challenges of human mobility; Identify and share innovative practices and lessons learned; Identify successful partnerships for managing mobility at local level between migrants, local governments, civil society and the private sector; Advance the understanding of and provide recommendations on the inclusion of migration in local, national and global development planning; Build bridges between the different levels of migration management and identify how IOM and other relevant actors can enhance assistance to local and national authorities at the policy, research and operational levels.

Firudin Nabiyev is expected to address the event and meet Director General of the International Organization for Migration William Lacy Swing.

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