Mayor Marvin Rees, who becomes the first mayor to take part in UN discussions on the global compact for migration in New York, said cities as well as national governments needed to be involved in the attempt to create a worldwide framework for the management of migration.
“We need not just city leaders but international networks of cities as equal partners in shaping national and international policy,”
“If cities have a place at the table when discussing things like migration, you’ll get a different kind of discussion. The nature of citizenship and belonging in a city is subtly but importantly different to the nature of citizenship and belonging in a country.”
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