Cities and Municipalities' inclusive responses in the face of COVID-19

How cities and mayors are fighting the pandemic while protecting persons of concern in line with the core principles of the Global Compact on Refugees.

How cities and mayors are fighting the pandemic while protecting persons of concern in line with the core principles of the Global Compact on Refugees.

Contact information for the Mayors Migration Council

 

What is the MMC?
The Mayors Migration Council (MMC) is an initiative created to give a voice to cities on the international scene. Mayor-led, this initiative aims to empower and enables cities with access, capacity, knowledge, and connections to engage in migration diplomacy and policymaking at a national, regional, and international level. The MMC helps ensure that the global response to migrant and refugee issues reflects and addresses the realities on the ground.
During the first Global Refugee Forum in December 2019, States, local authorities, and other stakeholders came together to share good practices and make pledges and contributions towards reaching the objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees. The cities of Bristol, UK; Milan, Italy; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Strasbourg, France  made pledges to implement through GCR and Global Compact for Migration through the Call of Local Action on Migration, developed by the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Mayors Mechanism an effort co-steered  by the MMC, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG),  and International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Find out more about the pledges made at the GRF on the dashboard.

COVID-19: Voices from the community

How projects and initiatives are responding to the global pandemic in the spirit of the Global Compact on Refugees

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