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UNESCO: Migration and inclusive societies

UNESCO places emphasis on the human face of migration. It addresses the implications of the movement of people within its fields of competence, firmly embedding its interventions in a human rights framework.

Its activities and programmes, carried out in collaboration with a large range of partners, including intergovernmental organizations, civil society groups and universities, pursue the following objectives:

  • Contribute to a policy environment conducive to the social integration and inclusion of migrants (see for instance activities on internal migration in India);
  • Understand the links between migration and education, and the challenges raised by intercultural education, brain drain/gain, student mobility and the international recognition of qualifications;
  • Address the social dimensions of climate change and migration, particularly regarding governance, conflict, human rights and international law, gender equality, economic and human development and public health.

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