Cities of Solidarity in the Americas 2023
30 October 2023
In the Americas, the majority of displaced and stateless people live in urban or peri-urban areas. In this context, local authorities play a leading role in the search and achievement of local integration. Local authorities can provide access to services in their territory and are also in the position to generate quick changes in local policies which can positively and immediately affect the lives of the people UNHCR serves. Nonetheless, challenges to achieve integration are considerable at the local level, above all for small municipalities and peripheral cities due to limited human and financial resources or little support and coordination from the central government.