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World has 'every interest' in better managed migration

World has 'every interest' in better managed migration – senior UN official

28 September 2017 – The world has every interest in managing migration better, given the expanding global population and the huge increase in people on the move.

This message was underlined by Louise Arbour, the United Nations Special Representative for International Migration, who was in Beirut, Lebanon, to address pressing issues related to the movement of people in the Arab region.

Experts gathered midweek at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to identify ways of supporting the most vulnerable migrants.

This information will feed into a new compact for migration to improve the situation of millions who have chosen – or felt forced – to leave their homes.

“We know there are a lot of differences around the world but when you see such striking differences even within a region it brings home the idea that the compact is going to have to be very smart to have appeal and to be implementable,” Ms. Arbour underlined.

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