UN / GLOBAL COMPACT MIGRATION

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As the UN International Dialogue on Migration kicked off today, the Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour, called for optimizing migration’s “considerable upside, while better tackling its potential downsides.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 26 MARCH 2018, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, UN headquarters

26 MARCH 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, dais
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Louise Arbour, Special Representative for International Migration:
“Migration is a constant in our lives, our task is to optimize its considerable upside, while better tackling its potential downsides, all the while seeking to anticipate more effectively its future patterns.”
4. Wide shot, audience
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Louise Arbour, Special Representative for International Migration:
“We need effective and operational support to member states from the UN Secretariat, agencies, funds, and programmes, grounded in the principles and values of the United Nations and in strong partnership with the broader migration community to ensure the success of the Global Compact.”
6. Wide shot, William Swing at the podium
7. SOUNDBITE (English) William L. Swing, Director general of the International Organization for Migration:
“If we look at the drives of migration, nine armed conflicts from the western bulge of Africa to the Bay of Bengal, with no solution in sight in the short to medium term, driving people out; climate change, the digital revolution, distance shrinking technology. So, more and more our thesis is that we are all going to become much more multicultural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-lingual.”
8. Med shot, audience
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Henrietta Holsman Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF:
“Whether travelling alone or with family, children on the move are especially vulnerable. Faced with very limited pathways to move safely, many have no choice but to risk their lives in dangerous harrowing journeys. They are vulnerable to immigration laws and practices that do not allow them to move or reunite with their parents, tearing families apart and leaving millions of children separated from their parents.”
10. Med shot, audience
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Rider, Director-General, International Labour Organization:
“Migrant workers face discrimination. They work often in precarious forms of employment, which can entail high-risk and costs, especially for the low-skilled, exploitation in the recruitment process is widespread – and Bill, you’ve emphasized that - and can indeed result in the trafficking in persons and debt bondage. What might at first sight look like a passport to prosperity, can actually lead to the loss of your passport and forced labour.”
12. Wide shot, audience

STORYLINE:

As the UN International Dialogue on Migration kicked off today (26 Mar) the Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour, called for optimizing migration’s “considerable upside, while better tackling its potential downsides.”

Arbour, who is leading the push towards the Global Compact for Migration, said “we need effective and operational support to member states from the UN Secretariat, agencies, funds, and programmes, grounded in the principles and values of the United Nations and in strong partnership with the broader migration community to ensure the success of the Global Compact.”

Moderating the Dialogue, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William L. Swing, said, “if we look at the drives of migration, nine armed conflicts from the western bulge of Africa to the Bay of Bengal, with no solution in sight in the short to medium term, driving people out; climate change, the digital revolution, distance shrinking technology. So, more and more our thesis is that we are all going to become much more multicultural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-lingual.”

The Executive Director of UNICEF, Henrietta Holsman Fore, said, “children on the move are especially vulnerable.” She also said children “are vulnerable to immigration laws and practices that do not allow them to move or reunite with their parents, tearing families apart and leaving millions of children separated from their parents.”

The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Rider, said migrant workers “work often in precarious forms of employment, which can entail high-risk and costs, especially for the low-skilled, exploitation in the recruitment process is widespread.”

Ryder said this can result in “the trafficking in persons and debt bondage” and added that “what might at first sight look like a passport to prosperity, can actually lead to the loss of your passport and forced labour.”

The Dialogue, taking place at UN Headquarters in support of the Global Compact, will focus over the next two days on the topic of inclusive and innovative partnerships for effective global governance of migration.
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