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.

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.

Municipality of Straseni

The Municipality of Straseni commits to facilitate refugees and host communities’ access to information about their rights. The municipality will launch an information and awareness-raising campaign about refugees’ and migrants’ rights, which will be complemented by a series of workshops and legal consulting sessions for refugees. Other activities to support refugee inclusion, such as visits to local museums for refugee children, will also be implemented in parallel.

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Carmen de La Legua: Municipal Plan of Local Action to Build a Future with Migrants and Refugees 2023 - 2026

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The municipal government of Carmen de la Legua commits to the implementation of a Municipal Plan of Local Action to build a future with Migrants and Refugees 2023-2026, which will allow:

Contribute to the elimination of all forms of discrimination and promote evidence-based public discourse.
Promote the mainstreaming of migration and forced displacement in municipal services, as well as in local, regional, and multilateral partnerships as a mechanism to increase cooperation between cities.

Specifically, this plan prioritizes, among other things:

Subscribe to Objective 15: Provide access to basic services for migrants