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First Regional Review Of The Global Compact For Safe, Orderly And Regular Migration Concludes In Asia And The Pacific

First Regional Review Of The Global Compact For Safe, Orderly And Regular Migration Concludes In Asia And The Pacific
Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) – The first regional review of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Asia and the Pacific concluded today with a call for greater collaboration among countries in the region to implement this global ...

Bangkok (ESCAP News) – The first regional review of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Asia and the Pacific concluded today with a call for greater collaboration among countries in the region to implement this global framework for action to reap the benefits of migration for all.The review, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Regional UN Network on Migration for Asia and the Pacific* from 10 to 12 March, brought together over 200 government representatives and stakeholders who discussed concrete steps to align migration with sustainable development and respect for human and labour rights in and beyond the COVID-19 era.Among the conclusions at the review was the need to seize the opportunity to reimagine human mobility in Asia and the Pacific.The review also ensured that Asia and the Pacific would be well represented at the International Migration Review Forum in 2022 to make migration a priority in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region.

Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, ILO added, “COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on migrant workers, and they should be integral to our plans as we seek to build back better after the pandemic.Notably, 70 per cent of all international migrants in Asia and the Pacific come from within the region.

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