Global Compact for Migration

Global Compact for Migration

On 10th December, International Human Rights Day, the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, was adopted by the majority of UN member states at the Intergovernmental Conference on Migration in Marrakesh.  The Global Compact marks the enhanced cooperation on international migration in all its dimensions and reiterates the human rights of all migrants. It sets out 23 objectives for safe, orderly and regular migration, including an objective to “prevent, combat and eradicate trafficking in persons in the context of international migration.” States adopting the compact have committed to:

” take legislative or other measures to prevent, combat and eradicate trafficking in persons in the context of international migration by strengthening capacities and international cooperation to investigate, prosecute and penalize trafficking in persons, discouraging demand that fosters exploitation leading to trafficking, and ending impunity of trafficking networks. We further commit to enhance the identification and protection of, and assistance to migrants who have become victims of trafficking, paying particular attention to women and children.”

A factsheet on the Global Compact for Migration can be found here while the full text can be downloaded here.

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