Meeting in southeastern Turkey, dozens of mayors from countries worldwide on Wednesday adopted a declaration calling for a transition in countries’ approach to migration from emergency to resilience.

The agreement, dubbed the Gaziantep Declaration for the province where it was signed, reflects the best practices on the implementation of globally and regionally agreed upon principles regarding local solutions to migration and forced displacement, said the signers.

More than 30 majors from 13 countries gathered with stakeholders from UN agencies, governments, municipalities, cities, international and local NGOs, private sector groups, and civil society to adopt the declaration.

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