The country has applied migration policies based explicitly on rights protection.


The country applies policies aimed at the eradication of human trafficking and migrant smuggling, irregular migrant status, and the creation and implementation of protocols to deal with the migration of unaccompanied children and adolescents.


This indicator is adapted from SDG indicator 10.7.2.

This indicator can also be based on the metadata of indicator F.1. An explicit human-rights-based migration policy is defined most directly in the adoption of international instruments and obligations.

The SDG indicator speaks of “well-managed migration policies”, but the countries in the region explicitly recognize the rights approach.

The metadata of the SDG indicator itself will be available at:

  • http://unstats.un.org/sdgs/metadata/.
Priority Measures

A.4 - Population and development

Ensure full integration of population dynamics into sustainable development planning, sectoral policies and public policies and programmes in general ―in particular in development and land-use planning― at national and subnational levels, drawing on sociodemographic knowledge and information and harnessing technological advances.

F.67 - Assistance and protection to migrants

Provide assistance and protection to migrants regardless of their migration status, especially vulnerable groups, with full respect for their rights and in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families and those of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, highlighting the need to afford them comprehensive attention in countries of transit and destination.

F.68 - Global and regional strategies for the protection of the rights of migrants

Prepare comprehensive global and regional strategies to prevent infringement of the human rights of migrants, as well as to take advantage of the benefits and face the challenges arising from migration, including those relating to remittances and skilled migration in high-demand sectors, as well as the differential participation of men and women and the transnationalization of care.

F.72 - Decriminalize migration

Protect decisively the human rights of all migrants, avoiding any form of criminalization of migration, and guarantee migrants access to basic social services in education and health, including sexual health and reproductive health, where appropriate, regardless of their migration status, with special attention to highly vulnerable groups, including unaccompanied minors, displaced persons in an irregular situation, women who are victims of violence, victims of trafficking, returnees and forcibly displaced asylum-seekers.
F. International migration