Welcoming Salt Lake: Government and Community Leadership Biannual Convening in Welcoming Week

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The Welcoming Salt Lake Plan – drafted in 2016 – is a community-derived plan, which directs the County’s strategy to facilitate and accelerate immigrant inclusion in civic, economic, and social aspects of life and ensures New Americans are engaged, respected, and have opportunities to reach their fullest potential.

Facilitating Dual Nationality, Preventing Statelessness, and Promoting Inclusion for Foreign-Born Children and their Families in the State of Tlaxcala

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The State of Tlaxcala commits to ensure effective access to the right to identify for individuals born abroad through the elimination of the requirement to present an apostilled foreign birth certificate in order to obtain dual nationality.

Eurocities’ Integrating Cities Process: A Framework for Building Capacity on Migration and Integration

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Eurocities commits to deliver its "Integrating Cities Process"; securing commitments form European cities to integrate migrants and refugees and conducting an assessment of those commitments every two years.

The Integrating Cities Process is Eurocities’ framework for our work on migration and integration. Local authorities are part of the Process through their pledges on the Integrating Cities Charter.

Expanding Welcoming Week Across the Globe and Fostering Belonging for All - No Matter Where We Come From

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Welcoming America commits to deliver its annual Welcoming Week campaign and to expand that campaign in 2024. Welcoming Week provides institutions and individuals the opportunity to showcase their values through initiatives that foster connections between migrants and non-migrants, as well as belonging for all.

Strengthening Maipú’s Governance Capacity to Promote Social Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees

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Maipú Municipality commits to strengthen its local capacity to govern migration and forced displacement in a way that promotes social inclusion and peaceful coexistence between migrant and refugee families and other members of the community.

Legazpi City: Expanded Help Desk for Overseas Filipino Workers

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Legazpi City commits to provide services to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and their families through a Municipal Help Desk and to expand the Help Desk services in 2023 to support pre-migration orientation seminars and improved access to health care.
The Municipal OFW Help Desk:
Engages with civil society and the Filipino diaspora to monitor the needs of OFWs and to map stakeholders.
Compiles information on government services and informs prospective OFWs on the processes and risks of overseas employment.

Pledge of the City of Zürich to the European Pillar of Social Rights: Ensuring access to municipal services for all

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The City of Zürich commits to improve access to all its municipal services with a special focus on vulnerable groups. Limited access can affect people with disabilities, older people, people experiencing poverty, refugees or migrants, for example. Among those, migrants with irregular status are particularly vulnerable. In this vein, Zurich commits to:

The City of Dallas Community Ambassador Program: Facilitating Access to Information and Services for Linguistically Diverse Communities

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The City of Dallas commits to implement the Community Ambassadors Programme. Rooted in Dallas’ Welcoming Strategic Plan, this programme aims to raise awareness of municipal services in linguistically diverse communities and to enhance communication between the city and its residents.

In collaboration with local non-profits, the City of Dallas has recruited immigrant residents as community ambassadors, engaging them directly in neighbourhoods that host high numbers of migrants and refugees.

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