United Nations is celebrating 70 years of “Migration week”, and United Nations has been working hard in order to provide critical help to migrants, promoting safe and regular migration and harnessing the potential of human mobility.
And, This #MigrationWeek, is finding out more about IOM’s (International Migration Review Forum work) for people on the move.
Mainly, IOM’s work as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development.
In the run-up to the foremost International Migration Review Forum (IMRF), the United Nations Network on Migration (Network) will host a Migration Week on 14-18 February 2022.
Migration week is basically a week which will be going to invite all the Network’s partners at the global, regional and national stages in order to hold or participate in events or activities which they are going to prepare for the IMRF.
Bringing all the partners together, both member states and stakeholders and all the system of United Nations and underpinned by the shared vision and guiding principles of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).
Migration Week will be a big and great opportunity to showcase good practices in the execution of the GCM while galvanizing strong engagement by all actors three months ahead of the Forum.
For 70+ years, @UNmigration has been providing critical aid to migrants, promoting safe & regular migration and harnessing the potential of human mobility.
— United Nations (@UN) February 15, 2022
The aim of the 2022 Migration week is to implement the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to show Cooperation and Partnership.
The 2030 Plan for Sustainable Development acknowledges that migration is a strong driver of tolerable development for migrants and their societies. It carries important benefits in the form of skills, supporting the labour force, investment and cultural diversity, and donates to improving the lives of communities in their countries of origin through the transfer of talents and economic resources.
The advantages of migration should not be seen only from the viewpoint of what migrants can bring to any given environment. The relationship between migration and development is much more difficult: the political, social and economic processes of potential destination countries will also determine how, where and when migration happens.
If migration is poorly governed, it can also negatively affect development. Migrants can be put at risk, and residents can come under pressure.