Global Conference on Cities and Migration (Mechelen, 2 days)

The Belgian government and the city of Mechelen host a global conference on cities and migration in order to identify actionable recommendations on cooperation for migration governance at local and national levels.


The Global Conference on Cities and Migration will be organized by the institutional partners UN-Habitat, IOM and UCLG, in coordination with the hosting partners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Belgian Federal Government (“host government”) and the City of Mechelen (“host city”).

The conference will be the starting point to build a new and positive narrative on migration from the perspective of local and regional governments, reflected and embedded in the process of the Global Compact on Migration. It will serve as a preparatory event for energizing both local governments’ contribution to developing a Global Compact on Migration and reviewing the status of the implementation of the migration-related commitments of Habitat III, ahead of the first follow-up during the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2018.


16-17 November 2017


Lamot Conference and Heritage Centre

More information

Please find detailed information on the following link.

You can also find the programme and concept note below

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