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Read all the Mayors Migration Council’s press releases, statements, and media features, as well as our latest research, publications, and knowledge products.

How A Program in Ghana to Create Green Jobs Can Be a Lesson for American Mayors

Elizabeth K. T. Sackey, Mayor of Accra, Ghana, and Vittoria Zanuso, Executive Director of the Mayors Migration Council, discuss how MMC's work with Accra can be a lesson for American mayors in creating green jobs.

MMC Readout: Cities at the 2023 UN Global Refugee Forum 

Mayors from across the world participated in the 2023 UN Global Refugee Forum (GRF) in Geneva, Switzerland. Here is a summary of advancements from the week, including key moments for mayors, other relevant commitments from national governments and partners, and media coverage.

MMC Readout: Cities join national governments at the 14th GFMD Summit

During the 14th GFMD Summit, cities join national governments to discuss migration governance and ask the international community to invest in cities.

Opinion: 3 keys to deliver on the $2.2B Global Refugee Forum pledges

The world’s largest gathering on refugees demonstrates why strong and meaningful refugee participation can’t be the exception to the rule. USA for UNHCR’s Suzanne Ehlers weighs in.

Mayor Marvin Rees: “We’re in the business of making sure that the world’s mayors have a voice”

In this interview with EuroNews, Mayor Marvin Rees of Bristol describes his work with the Mayors Migration Council, as well his commitment to migrants.

Bristol’s City Gathering: unlocking the potential of Bristol and other cities

Mayor Marvin Rees of Bristol, UK, looks back at the historic participation of cities in the 2023 Global Refugee Forum and calls on partners to listen to, partner with, and invest in cities

Mayor Ron Nirenberg of San Antonio Joins Mayors Migration Council Leadership Board

The MMC welcomes Mayor Ron Nirenberg of San Antonio (United States) to the MMC’s Leadership Board.

Global Refugee Forum 2023 Closing Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

In his closing statement at the 2023 UN Global Refugee Forum (GRF), High Commissioner Flippo Grandi mentions the 100 pledges made by cities, and how the GRF is an example of “a new multilateralism.”

What we can learn from mayors about refugee inclusion

In this UNHCR blog post, Mayor Sanya Wilson (Koboko, Uganda) and Leadership Board Mayor Ron Nirenberg (San Antonio, United States) demonstrate the value of cities in expanding refugee inclusion.

Global Mayors Deliver Critical Momentum at UN Refugee Conference  

At the 2023 Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, global mayors meet to discuss progress towards the UN Global Compact on Refugees. MMC and partners also announce $80 million in financing pledges to support local governments and accelerate local delivery of…

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