The participants gained awareness on how to systematically integrate migration into Cooperation Frameworks and accompanying Common Country Analyses.
Following the official launch of the UN Migration Network in Armenia earlier in June, 2021, the IOM Mission in Armenia within the framework of UN Migration Network Co-working group 2.1 under the co-leadership of IOM and UNDP conducted a pilot training “The Integrating Migration into Common Country Analyses and Cooperation Frameworks” for UN country teams from Armenia and Georgia.
At the opening of the workshop, the UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia and Co-Chair of UNMN in Armenia, Shombi Sharp highlighted that the migration's significance for the 2030 Agenda should not be overlooked. He noted that as a cross-cutting issue, migration is directly linked to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and many of their targets, implying that the 2030 Agenda will be impossible to achieve without taking migrants and mobility into account.
The training gathered participants from the UN agencies - members of the UN Migration Network from Armenia and Georgia, including UNDP, RCO, UNFPA, IOM, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNAIDS, FAO, ILO, WFP, WHO, UNIDO, UN Women, OHCHR.
Designed with specific focuses, the training covered 3 core sessions with in-depth overview on: Migration, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) & the 2030 Agenda, Migration in the Common Country Analysis and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, partnership, monitoring, reporting and fundraising.
Given to the training's unique learning goals, UN Country Teams (UNCTs) and other stakeholders gained awareness on how to systematically integrate migration into Cooperation Frameworks and accompanying Common Country Analyses, how the integration of migration into Cooperation Frameworks contributes to the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and how this in turn contributes to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Moreover, during this one-day session, participants from Armenia and Georgia established working groups to practice how the GCM objectives and guiding principles might help to improve progress on the SDGs and how to optimize migration integration effectiveness.