French.china.org.cn | Updated on 29-09-2018
The Special Representative of the Secretary General for International Migration, Louise Arbor, pleaded Friday for correct representation of migrants on the basis of facts, not clichés that aggravate the tensions.
The UN General Assembly finalized the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in July, which was formally adopted on 10 and 11 December at an intergovernmental conference in Marrakech, Morocco.
"An important aspect of the Global Compact is the promotion of an open and empirically based public discourse on migration and migrants … that generates a more realistic, humane and constructive perception to correct the proliferation of perceptions. • negative for migrants, "Arbor recalled at a high-level meeting in New York on the sidelines of the general debate of the UN General Assembly.
In its view, the Global Compact recognizes "the complexity of migration, its inevitability, the multitude of factors that trigger the individual decisions of internally displaced persons and the variety of conditions in which they settle in host communities".
"The Global Compact is the culmination of decades of study, research, dialogue and debate, recognizing the many benefits that migration brings to states, host communities, migrants and abandoned people," Ms. Arbor added.
The Special Representative admitted that there are "cases where international migration can have negative consequences, for example when large migrant flows have short-term destabilizing effects on poorly regulated local labor markets or when a large number of skilled migrants leave a country and create a labor shortage difficult to fill. "
"But in the long run, the evidence is clear: the benefits of migration, especially well-managed migration, outweigh the problems," she said.
According to Louise Arbor, the introduction of the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration in December in Marrakech will be a "turning point" for the development of a global migration policy.
"With the approval of the Global Compact on Migration, we need more than ever a true and fair view of migrants and migration to shape discourse and government policy – it's up to us all – governments, policy makers, the UN system, the social civil society, the academic world, the private sector, the media, migrants and host communities – to work responsibly and accurately to make migration work for everyone, "she said. said. "We have the responsibility not to exacerbate prejudices and tensions through misleading information and biased terminology, including the use of social media."
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