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Making Migrants Visible in Post-MDG Debates

Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Department of Development Studies, Kathmandu University, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Hattiban, P. B. No. 6250, Nepal
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Sustainability 2014, 6(1), 399-415;
Received: 20 May 2013 / Revised: 10 October 2013 / Accepted: 7 January 2014 / Published: 17 January 2014
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While it is still a matter of global dialogue whether and how migration will feature in the post-2015 framework, remittance-dependent countries like Nepal clearly back migration in their post-Millennium Development Goal (MDG) discussions. We argue that a broader concept of mobility has to be integrated into those debates. This understanding would go beyond remittance-intense migration to include the increasing diversity of migration patterns and related commodification services, the close linkages between internal and international mobility, and the unequal access to and benefits of mobility, all of which calls for a more fundamental human rights perspective to be integrated into post-MDG-debates. View Full-Text
Keywords: post-MDG debate; migration; mobility; development; Nepal post-MDG debate; migration; mobility; development; Nepal
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Thieme, S.; Ghimire, A. Making Migrants Visible in Post-MDG Debates. Sustainability 2014, 6, 399-415.

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