Annan Proposes Global Forum Examining Link Between Migration and Development

UNSG Annan.jpg “United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today proposed a standing forum led by all 191 Member States which governments could use to share ideas and discuss best practices and policies related to international migration and how this phenomenon ties in with global development.”In his Forward to the report, he also said that such a forum would “allow governments to establish a common understanding, based upon the best evidence, on the areas of migration policymaking that have the greatest potential to contribute to development.”

“Most of all, such a forum would maintain our focus on international migration issues, while signalling that international migration is a normal but crucial element in the development process.” [More]