World has "every interest" in better managed migration: UN expert

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UN Special Representative for International Migration Louise Arbour. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The world has every interest in managing migration better, given the expanding global population and the huge increase in people on the move.

This message was underlined by Louise Arbour, the UN Special Representative for International Migration, who is in Beirut, Lebanon, to address pressing issues related to the movement of people in the Arab region.

Experts gathered midweek at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to identify ways of supporting the most vulnerable migrants.

This information will feed into a new compact for migration to improve the situation of millions who have chosen – or felt forced – to leave their homes.

Ms Arbour told Stephanie Coutrix in Beirut, that we shouldn't think of migration as just a trend.

Duration: 4'56"

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