This side-event aims to share with the wider audience the Dublin Declaration and to encourage more countries to adhere to the ambitious Agenda of Action that the Declaration sets out. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with the audience on how the Outcome Document can concretely inform diaspora engagement efforts worldwide.
A particular focus of the discussion will be to explore how the Irish government, recognizing
the importance of ensuring the full engagement and integration of migrants and diasporas
in society, developed and is implementing an initiative to regularize the position of
thousands of long-term undocumented migrants in the State. Through such targeted
measures to enhance social cohesion and connection as equal members of the community,
migrants are empowered to reach their maximum potential, to pursue their goals in
education or employment and to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.