Online Community on Migration and Integration: Call for submissions of good practices
The Migration program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) aims at improving integration and cohabitation between migrants and host societies worldwide, with the purpose of improving understanding and cooperation among peoples of different cultures and countering extremism. As the leading international organization for migration, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits both migrants and society. The two organizations are working in partnership on the establishment of an Online Community on Migration and Integration. The website will profile positive experiences of integration of migrants around the world and highlight good practices implemented by a variety of stakeholders, with the aim of encouraging replication of these practices and further involvement of all.
We are in the process of collecting good practices and practical initiatives related to socio-economic, legal/political and cultural integration, implemented by a variety of stakeholders (national and local governments, international and regional organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the private sector, and the media).
We invite Integration Practitioners around the world to submit good practices in integration in order for them to be posted on the online community website. This will not only offer increased visibility to their initiatives but will also facilitate opportunities for mutual learning and possible replication of such practices globally. Please read the criteria for eligibility and submit your practice by filling in our online practice submission form (criteria and forms on migration forms link). Integration practitioners and experts also have the possibility to submit information on their organization with the practitioner submission form, on the same link.
The Online Community will be launched at the third Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, on May 28th in Rio de Janeiro. Please submit your practice shortly so that it will be featured on the website at its launch!
We would be grateful if you could also forward this call for submissions to relevant integration Practitioners you are working with or whom you know.
Florence Laufer, UN Alliance of Civilizations, New York
Christine Aghazarm, IOM