Migration is transformative both for those who move and for the places and economies of source and destination. The global stock of migrants, depending on definition, is approximately 750 million people: to assume that the world is static and that migration is a problem to be managed is inaccurate. Since migration is a major driving force of planetary and population health, we argue that it must be more directly incorporated into planning for sustainable development, with a focus on the extent and way in which the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) incorporate the transformative reality of migration.


Adger WN., Boyd, E., Fábos, A., Fransen, S., Jolivet, D., Neville, G., Safra de Campos, R. & Vijge, M J,. (2019). Migartion transforms the conditions for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals . The Lancet, 3 (11), 440-442

Migration transforms the conditions for the achievement of the Global Development Goals.

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