The G20 Leaders’ Declaration on Migration

Blog Series: What remains of the G20 Hamburg Summit?

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International migration has effectively entered the G20 agenda only two years ago. When Turkey hosted the Antalya Summit in November 2015, it had also recently become host to several million refugees, mostly from Syria – some of whom were moving on to the Balkans and further to Western Europe. Accordingly, the Antalya Communiqué describes the “ongoing refugee crisis” as a global concern and uses rather specific language in calling for burden-sharing among states and more support for refugees, including through additional humanitarian and development assistance and third-country resettlement.

Syrians in Turkey: Is Work Permit Regulation Enough?

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Beyond formalizing the legal ground

Since 2011, the Syrian Civil War has created five million displaced Syrians. With the world struggling to accommodate them, most of the responsibility has fallen on to the shoulders of neighboring countries, especially Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Six years into the war, the initial emergency phase is over, as the outflow of displaced Syrians has declined. International aid interventions and institutions are in place, and for the most part, working. Now, the issue is less about emergency humanitarian aid, and more about sustainable integration. Hence, the role of public policy to enable labor market integration becomes more pressing and challenging.

Flucht und Migration sind Teil unserer globalisierten Welt

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Stabilisierung der Lebensgrundlagen

Wie wir in Zukunft in Europa leben werden, hängt u.a. von der Gesamtentwicklung der bevölkerungsreichsten, oftmals armen Länder weltweit und von der Eindämmung zunehmender Krisen- und Konfliktsituationen ab. Mit den Menschen, die vor Krieg und Gewalt z.B. aus dem Nahen Osten nach Deutschland gekommen sind, ist die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit mitten in unserer Gesellschaft angekommen.

Migration und Entwicklung durch Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gestalten!

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Über die „Root Cause“-Agenda hinaus

Migration ist momentan ein hochaktuelles Thema in der deutschen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (EZ). Anders als bei den Millennium Development Goals, ist Migration ein wichtiger Bestandteil der neuen globalen Entwicklungsagenda 2030, zu welcher sich Deutschland verpflichtet hat. Des Weiteren hat durch die Migrationsentwicklungen der letzten Jahre das Thema der Reduzierung von Flucht- und irregulärer Migrationsursachen („root causes“) noch mehr an Bedeutung gewonnen. Deutschland hat dafür in den kommenden Jahren zusätzliche EZ-Mittel zur Verfügung gestellt.

T20 Task Force on Forced Migration urges G20 to ensure the economic integration of forced migrants in host countries

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Their Future is Now

Under the topic “Their Future is Now – Education, Skills Development and Labour Market Integration for Youth Affected by Forced Migration” members of the T20 Task Force Forced Migration (TFFM) convened from 14-16 February, 2017, in Amman, Jordan, for its Outreach Event of “on the ground” research and discussions. The key objective of the event was to further develop the TFFM’s policy proposals to be put forward to the G20 Leaders, so as to promote the economic integration of forced migrants in their respective host countries.