On World Refugee Day, Tehran has addressed the issue of human mobility and its challenges for the local governments.
Held by Tehran Municipality and in cooperation with Asian Mayors Forum and UCLG-MEWA, the online meeting had several municipal officials from Tehran and AMF member city of Mashhad in attendance.
The session discussed the conflict-driven rise of refugees in the region, the social and economic aspects of the phenomenon and the role local governments play in overcoming the potential challenges of it, including providing equal services to the marginalized group.
The unequal distribution of refugees in the world and the social and economic advantages they may carry were also among the issues touched upon.
That was highlighted that the issue of refugees has to be considered as a human fact in need of being addressed.