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Progress in the Promotion of the International Governance of Migrations

7 February 2017

Migration is a key issue on the political agenda of the twenty-first century. At global level major changes have been achieved in recent years, among which is the incorporation of migration into the Sustainable Development Objectives. Nevertheless, a coherent formal framework is still needed and the IOM itself does not have a mandate to create international standards of a binding nature. For further progress, we must develop an integrated and sustainable response over the long-term, approved by the Global Compact, for safe, regular and orderly migration in 2018. Read paper 

Laura Thompson is Deputy Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Laura Thompson
Migration and Diaspora