We need proactive and coordinated strategies for addressing migration

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Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations.

We need a coordinated and coherent approach, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser told the High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development on Friday.

He stressed that "We need proactive and coordinated strategies for addressing migration: strategies at the national, regional and international levels to prevent the inhuman treatment of migrant populations.

He said governments should participate in the Global Forum on Migration and International Development in order to increase cooperation and develop an integrated approach to migration and development.

“We are truly living in a dynamic moment in history. The process of globalization is transforming societies, making them increasingly diverse and interconnected. This is a time of unprecedented mobility. Presently, there are 214 million international migrants. That number is expected to grow. How this dynamic is portrayed in the media, discussed by political and cultural leaders, and managed by governments will determine whether populations view increased diversity as a source of strength or as a threat.”

UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser said youth can also help ensure that decision-makers have a complete understanding of migration and integration.

He said that through the Plural+ Video Festival that is organized each year, they address the role of migrants in our societies and how they can contribute to development.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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