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Mayor's Focus Session: Cities' Response to Migration
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

24 May 2016 09:30 - 12:30


One of the most striking challenges that we globally face today is the forced migration and the future of displaced people. Prior to the full-fledged management of migration by national governments, the cities are the first and foremost responders to the emergency needs of the migrants. In this perspective, local leadership will shape our future of social and urban texture at global level. Recognizing the crucial role of cities as local actors in meeting the various needs of migrants upon their arrival, this side event aims at providing an opportunity for local leaders to address key issues concerning the resilience of cities exposed to massive refugee influx and share their evidence-based experiences with their counterparts tackling with inflow or outflow of migration in different parts of the world.