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Featured StoryMigrants Need Cities, Cities Need Migrants

“Cities rarely shrink to greatness. They get better by growing and to grow must welcome migrants.William Lacy Swing, IOM. More

Featured StoryChicago, City Embassies and Global Cities

“An interview with Juliana Kerr, Chicago Council of Global Affairs about the growing importance of cities. More

Featured StoryWhy an Anti-Rumours Strategy?

“Beware of our prejudices, ghosts we have created, to combat mirages." Daniel De Torres quotes from ancient Greece. More

Learning Exchange

Webinar VideoWhy an Anti-Rumour Strategy?

Join us on November 16, to learn about the Barcelona Anti-Rumour Strategy and its travels across Europe More

Webinar Video National Policies for an International Challenge: Improving Refugee Integration

World Bank Senior Economist Manjula Luthria comes together with Ratna Omidvar of the Global Diversity Exchange, Doug Saunders of the Globe and Mail, and Matthias Mayer of the Bertelsmann Stiftung to explore new ideas for moving the refugee agenda forward. Read More

Past Webinars Webinar Archive

A collection of videos & resources on topics ranging from Refugee Integration to Financial Inclusion and Municipal Leadership. Read More
Municipal Leadership

Mayors on Migration

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    “Les ciutats han canviat, estem obertes, i hem de fer que la gent que se sent cridada a les ciutats en formi part.”
    – Xavier Trias, l’alcalde de Barcelona

  • Jussi Pajunen

    “Immigrants are a positive force in Finnish society.”

    Jussi Pajunen Mayor of Helsinki

  • Raquel Castaneda

    “Immigrants tend to open more small businesses, which leads to more jobs.”

    Raquel Castañeda-López Council member from Detroit

  • Olaf Scholz

    “Naturalization is much more than an administrative act. It is the declared belief in our state and our society.”

    Olaf Scholz First Mayor, Hamburg

  • “Promoting and embracing diversity is essential in today’s context, as it is a reality faced by more and more cities the world over.”

    Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman Mayor, Southeast District, Singapore

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    “I want our city to be the first destination for immigrants because they are going to create the jobs, create the new companies, the businesses of the future. We have to be the most welcoming cities we can be.”

    Rahm Emanuel Mayor, Chicago, US

  • “Bilbao is an open city. At the City Council we encourage values of coexistence, dialogue and management of cultural diversity. In Bilbao, all persons, whether from Bilbao or outside, have the same opportunities and access to services offered by the city.”

    Iñaki Azkuna Mayor, Bilbao, Spain

Mayors on Migration


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