SRSG Abrour speaks to media on the Global Compact for Migration
The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for International Migration, Ms. Louise Arbour, UN Secretary General Special Representative for International Migration Ms. Louise Arbour held a press briefing along the margins of her official two-day visit to Addis Ababa in which she attended the African Regional Meeting of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. In the briefing, Ms. Arbour told journalists that the consultation is taking place amongst the 196 Member States of the United Nations ahead of the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. She added that this Global Compact seeks to promote safe interstate migration by ensuring inclusion as underscored under Sustainable Development Goal 10 (reduced inequalities). Journalists enquired about changing migration landscapes which are often associated with ibstability resulting to undocumented migration. Sharing a number of examples on some of the factors that drive migration, SRSG Arbour underscored that a change in mindsets is critical if migration is to be made safer and for the greater benefit of those who migrate and as well as the host communities. She further stated that there are added benefits to migration, which is a phenomenon that is projected to continue growing over the years.