UNU-GCM Policy Brief: Inclusion and protection of migrants and refugees in vulnerable situations within urban centres


Cities are at the forefront of receiving migrants, refugees and displaced persons. For many on the move, cities are spaces of opportunity and hope in which to build new lives. The current period is seeing a range of new challenges emerge as migrants and refugees find themselves in vulnerable situations in relation to housing, access to basic services, employment, education and urban community life in all regions of the world. The protection and inclusion of migrants and refugees in vulnerable situations requires improved coordination within and across local governments to align humanitarian, migration and sustainable urban development agendas. 

This policy brief arose from the 3rd Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development held in Queson City, 29-30 September 2016. 


Published 2019-01-09