Migrant Forum in Asia
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Position Paper: Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs mark an important moment for a deeper realization of what human rights are about. Many of the draft goals are aligned with human rights obligations and key elements of the human rights-based approach to development, including attention to root causes, gender equality, non-discrimination, and accountability, among others. However, civil society remains concerned that the OWG proposal looks to the private sector to finance development, affirming a neoliberal model that commodifies people and nature. The SDGs may, in the end, reinforce an economic model by which very often migration becomes a necessity rather than a choice. It is imperative that the SDGs include explicit human rights language to ensure that they live up to their potential of being truly transformative and human rights-centred.

Read the position paper in full  here

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MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

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