International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Migration Transforms the Conditions for the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Migration is transformative both for those who move and for the places and economies of source and destination. The global stock of migrants, depending on definition, is approximately 750 million people: to assume that the world is static and that migration is a problem to be managed is inaccurate. Since migration is a major driving force of planetary and population health, we argue that it must be more directly incorporated into planning for sustainable development, with a focus on the extent and way in which the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) incorporate the transformative reality of migration.

Publication Title

The Lancet Planetary Health

Publication Date

11-1-2019

Volume

3

Issue

11

First Page

e440

Last Page

e442

ISSN

2542-5196

DOI

10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30213-X

Keywords

migration, sustainability, sustainable development

Disciplines

Growth and Development | Migration Studies | Sociology

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