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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).

Author(s): 
Laura Thompson
Theme: 
Migration and Diaspora