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Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

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As the target date for the MDG nears in 2015, the international community is faced with both the challenge and the opportunity of formulating the next global development agenda. Although migration was not factored into the MDGs, it plays an integral role in the most crucial development questions facing the world today, including: how to generate inclusive growth and create employment for a growing world population; how to manage new global risks, such as vulnerability to shocks and disasters, and adaptation to climate change; and how to mobilize financing for development in a world of decreasing aid budgets. This publication gathers together recent research findings outlining the links between migration and development and proposing how migration can best be factored into the future development framework, offering a timely contribution to the argument for migration's inclusion in the coming development agenda.

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Health in the post-2015 development agenda: The importance of migrants’ health for sustainable and equitable development

With less than 1,000 days left until the target date of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world looks at both the achievements and the unfinished elements of this global development agenda. While the MDGs have been instrumental in reducing the burden of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and have helped to reduce maternal and child deaths, thus enabling millions of people to survive and escape the poverty trap, not all goals will be met by 2015. In addition, several new challenges and global trends have become manifest since the formulation of the MDGs and need to be captured in the successor development framework. These include the severe impact of non-communicable diseases, often brought about by unhealthy lifestyles, the growing recognition of the social determinants of ill-health, and lastly global mobility and diversity in societies as a new feature of a globalized world.

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