'No question' of migration Compact's positive benefits: Arbour

5 December 2018

There is “no question,” of the positive benefits that could be reaped from migration, if the world was to implement the UN Global Compact, an all-inclusive agreement to make migration safe and orderly.

That’s the optimistic perspective of UN Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour, who highlighted that though the compact isn't binding, the “overwhelming majority” of Member States have shown support for the cooperative project.

Ms. Arbour said integrating the agreement principles could benefit not only migrants themselves, but the host countries in which they live, and they people they leave behind.

She spoke with Mustafa al-Gamal of UN News ahead of the major conference where the Compact is due to be adopted, in Marrakech, Morocco, next week. 

Audio Credit:
Mustafa al-Gamal, UN News
Audio Duration:
6'12"