IOM Shares Expertise At Regional SDG Forum In Minsk

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 Feb 22, 2018

More than 40 European and Central Asian countries are participating in the first high-level regional Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Leaders Forum in Minsk this week. The event, attended by Mrs. Amina J Mohammed, First Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, provides an opportunity to bring experts together to discuss common problems, best practices and the most effective and efficient ways to incorporate global goals into national policies.

IOM is represented by Manfred Profazi, Senior Regional Advisor for Europe and Central Asia, Amr Taha, Senior Regional Liaison and Policy Officer, Vienna Regional Office, and Zeynal Hajiyev, Chief of Mission, IOM Minsk.

In his address, Mr Profazi highlighted IOM’s Migration Governance  Indicator (MGI), a tool developed to help governments assess their migration policies and define coherence with SDG target 10.7. MGI has been introduced in 15 countries already, and is being extended to 25 more.

“Through MGI we work with countries with various levels of development who wish to receive support in assessing the comprehensiveness of their migration policy structures in the framework of the SDGs,” said Mr Profazi. “MGI is a voluntary tool which can help states to strengthen their migration governance”.