Implementing first-ever global migration pact must involve public and private sector push

13 December 2018

The private sector and civil society, working in tandem, “hold the biggest promise” for making the first-ever Global Compact on migration a success for the countries who have signed up. 

That’s the opinion of Tarek Yousef, the director of the Brookings Institution at Doha Centre in Qatar; a think-tank focusing on the socio-economic and political issues facing the Middle East.

More than 160 governments adopted the non-binding pact at the two-day conference in Marrakech, Morocco and Mr. Yousef, who was a panelist there, said helping migrants integrate into host communities needs governments and businesses to work together.

Speaking to Mustafa Al Gamal in Marrakech, Mr. Yousef explained how adoption of the Compact boosts migrant rights around the world. 

Audio Credit:
Mustafa Al Gamal, UN News
Audio Duration:
7'44"

 

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