In September 2015 the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was adopted, and for the first time migration was included in mainstream global development policy. Migration is broadly mentioned throughout the 2030 Agenda, and as such IOM’s strategy on engagement in the 2030 Agenda is comprehensive. The SDGs codify much of IOM’s on-going work on migration and development, and the Organization intends to continue playing an integral role on numerous cross-cutting issues.
To properly communicate how IOM identifies migration in the 2030 Agenda to stakeholders and the wider public and to shed light on the complex challenges and opportunities which accompany the migration-related targets, IOM plans to launch a publication with thematic articles which showcase how different areas of migration are addressed in the SDGs.
The themes have been chosen according to the areas in which IOM is prominently involved programmatically and strategically, and with a view of approaching the 2030 Agenda in a way which is useful to countries that plan interventions for improving migration management and policy-making.
To this end, IOM is launching a call for papers to produce seven thematic articles reflecting how migration is cross-cutting throughout the 2030 Agenda to be published as part of its publication on Migration in the SDGs. Articles must address the challenges and specific vulnerabilities of migrants within each thematic area, as well as the opportunities and solutions which the SDGs offer. We are also looking for an analysis of national or regional policies (if any) which aim at addressing migration in the SDGs. We ask that authors use corresponding SDG targets as basis for their articles and do not diverge substantially from this path.
The publication shall include the following thematic articles:
MIGRATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN THE SDGS:
- Corresponding SDG targets are, but might not be limited to, 1.5 2.4 6.4 10.7 11.5 13.1 13.2 13.3 15.3
- Issues to be considered in the article include climate change and environmental degradation as a driver of migration, the concept of environmental migrants, and migration as coping and adaptation strategy.
CHILDREN AND MIGRATION IN THE SDGS:
- Corresponding SDG targets are, but might not be limited to, 1.2 3.2 4.2 4.5 4.a 5.2 8.7 10.7 16.1 16.2
- Issues to be considered in the article include drivers of child migration, unaccompanied minors, detention of child migrants, children in humanitarian crises, exploitation and abuse, education, and protecting the human rights of children.
MIGRATION AND HEALTH IN THE SDGS:
- Corresponding SDG targets are, but might not be limited to, 1.1 1.3 1.15 2.1 2.2 3.8 3.c 3.d 5.2 5.6 6.1 6.2 8.7 8.8 10.7 11.1 11.5 13.1 16.1 16.2
- Issues to be considered in the article include migrants’ health risks and needs, maternal and child health, risk prevention, and the right to health and well-being.
WOMEN MIGRANTS IN THE SDGS:
- Corresponding SDG targets are, but might not be limited to, 4.3 4.4 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.c 8.5 8.7 8.8 10.2 10.7 10.c
- Issues to be considered in the article include gender-based violence, the feminization of migration, labour exploitation and abuse, women in humanitarian crises, safeguarding the human rights of women, and economic empowerment of women.
MIGRANTS AND CITIES IN THE SDGS:
- Corresponding SDG targets are, but might not be limited to, 1.3 1.4 1.5 4.3 5.2 8.5 8.7 8.8 9.1 10.2 10.7 11.1 11.3 11.b 13.1 16.2 16.6 16.b
- Issues to be considered in the article include urban migration governance, social risks, resilience building, diversity and social inclusion, infrastructure and basic services provision.
MIGRATION AND HUMANITARIAN CRISES IN THE SDGS:
- Corresponding SDG targets are, but might not be limited to, 1.4 2.3 5.a 10.7 11.1 16.3
- Issues to be considered in the article include humanitarian border management, emergency consular assistance, humanitarian communications, camp management and displacement tracking, shelter and non-food items, transport assistance, health support, psychosocial support, (re)integration assistance, community stabilization and transition, disaster risk reduction and resilience building, land and property support, counter-trafficking and protection of vulnerable migrants, migration policy and legislation support.
MIGRATION AND LABOUR MOBILITY IN THE SDGS:
- Corresponding SDG targets are, but might not be limited to, 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.7 4.b 8.3 8.7 8.8 10.2 10.7 10.b 10.c
- Issues to be considered in the article include ethical recruitment, irregular labour migration, skills acquisition and transfer, integration and equal opportunity, education, SME entrepreneurship, diaspora engagement, safeguarding labour rights and human rights, labour migration management and remittances.
To ensure coherence between articles, we ask that contributing authors adhere to the following format:
- Context – problematization of the migration issue at hand
- Opportunities, solutions and the SDGs – the opportunities which lie within the challenges, contribution of the SDGs to ameliorating the issue at hand, and complementary policy recommendations
- National or regional policies addressing migration in the SDGs and a critical analysis of such policies (if any)
- Word limit: 5,000 words, including references and an abstract. Please refrain from using footnotes as much as possible.
One article per thematic area, upon review and selection, will be published as part of the publication on ‘Migration in the SDGs’ bound to be launched in April 2017.
Please submit a 200-300 word abstract and a 200 word biographical note to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2016. Authors will be asked to submit a final draft of the paper by 19 of January and final shortlisting of articles will take place in February 2017.