Migrants to be protected under new city agenda: UN migration chief

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William Swing. UN Photo/Matt Wells.

"All migrants will be protected" in the world's cities if governments stick to new global standards for urban living, agreed this week at the UN's Habitat III conference in Ecuador.

That's according to William Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), who has been attending the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, taking place in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito.

IOM recently became an official part of the UN, and Mr Swing said the New Urban Agenda, the document being agreed on by all Member States in Quito, gave full protection to migrants in cities for the first time.

Mr Swing spoke to Matthew Wells.

Duration: 4'20"

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