Promoting Development Approaches to Migration and Displacement | Five UNDP Specific Focus Areas
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development fully recognizes migration and displacement as a core development consideration. It has introduced a range of specific SDG targets on migration and pledges to “leave no one behind”, including refugees, displaced persons and host communities. The SDGs also underscore the need for development investments in preventing and resolving protracted displacement. There is widespread and growing recognition that migration and displacement are not merely short term issues, but that their costs, benefits and dynamics are part of longer term global trends. Effective and sustainable solutions can only be reached through joint actions by development and humanitarian actors.