A space for the exchange of co-development practices promoting migrants as citizens and actors of      development here and there.

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Rio +20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, is coming up. On 20-22 June 2012, Heads of State and government and non-gouvernemental organiszations to evaluate the situation of the commitments made at the  United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.

The successful implementation of these commitments requires, undeniably, respect of Human Rights. As meaning, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay,said in a press release that “without explicit human rights safeguards, policies intended to advance environmental or development goals can have serious negative impacts on people’s rights and livelihoods”.

For the Eunomad network, mobility of people is a Human Right (Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights) and as much part of fundamental rights, must be respected and applied fairly along with the free movement of goods and services. The quintessence of mobility is based on solidarity among societies through exchanges and transfers of skills that contributing to sustainable development as a result of the territories. In addition, Principle 9 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development refers to it: "States should cooperate to strengthen endogenous capacity-building for sustainable development by improving scientific understanding through exchanges of scientific and technological knowledge, and by enhancing the development, adaptation, diffusion and transfer of technologies, including new and innovative technologies."

Eunomad is a network that argues in favourof the mobility of people and reasserts  that mobility allows to carrying outtransnational activities but also to creates new active solidarity between the societies of both countries of origin and countries of residence. Indeed, migrants are part of the actors who are passing on skills and know-how that can be used to create new technic suitablefor the sustainable development of regions.

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