In search of equality: Migration, forced displacement and the SDGs

Mobility and inequalities

High-level panel - Auditorium
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
16:00 to 17:30

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognises that human mobility is intrinsically linked to inequality, the first time this link has been made in the global development framework. The Agenda’s universal commitment to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration, respect for human rights and the humane treatment of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons, is reflected in target 10.7 of the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This target is crucial to achieving all of the SDGs. 

In this session, global leaders will debate the complex relationship between mobility and inequalities. When given the opportunity to thrive, migrants, refugees and IDPs can make a decisive contribution to enable human mobility to be a powerful force to “leave no one behind”. 

Organised by


Marta Foresti
Director - Human Mobility Initiative
Overseas Development Institute
Judicaelle Irakoze
Young Leader - Burundi
David Miliband
President and CEO
International Rescue Committe
Antonio Manuel De Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino
Director General
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Stefano Manservisi
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
Kelly Tallmann Clements
Deputy High Commissioner
Saadatou Mallam Barmou
Special Adviser on Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Office of the Prime Minister
Government of Niger