Learn about the Mayors Migration Council’s impact to date and how mayors are improving the lives of migrants and displaced people worldwide.
Our Theory of Change
One in every five international migrants lives in just 20 cities, and 70 percent of the world’s displaced people seek refuge in urban areas. As the climate crisis and unresolved conflicts continue to push more people from their homes, this trend is only going to increase.
The Mayors Migration Council was founded by mayors for mayors as a direct response to help city leaders get an equal seat at the policy-making table and to unlock resources so they can accelerate and scale local solutions. Together, these actions will turn the UN Global Compacts for Migration and on Refugees from aspiration to reality and make a tangible difference in the lives of urban migrants, displaced people, and receiving communities.
Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal, Canada
I could not be prouder of what we have accomplished. We went from being an outsider to having a seat at the table, as the world is realizing that local solutions are national successes.
In just five years, the seed planted by our 10 founding mayors has created a movement of over 200 mayors and 25 partners worldwide. Together, we have secured more direct and equal city access to diplomatic processes than ever before, influenced more than 60 global policy positions at the international and national level, and unlocked over US $30 million in international funding for cities, both by influencing external funds and by creating our own, the Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees. Started as an experiment, the Global Cities Fund is now supporting 28 city governments improving the lives of thousands of migrants, displaced people, and marginalized communities worldwide. Throughout this work, our mayors have positioned themselves as influential players in emerging policy frontiers — from climate migration to inclusive pandemic response.
Our ImpactLearn More
$30M+Unlocked for city-led solutions
225+Cities engaged all over the world
60+Global policy positions influenced
25,000+People directly supported
Vittoria Zanuso, Executive Director, Mayors Migration Council
In just five years, the MMC has turned from a $2 million initiative into a $20 million organization. We now call on you to help us scale our work by consulting, partnering, and investing in cities