As “policies shaped more by fear than fact” have caused untold suffering to migrants, the UN Secretary-General is urging countries to realize the goals of a global agreement that promotes enhanced international cooperation on migration.
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Make migration work for all: UN Secretary-General
Solidarity with the world’s 258 million migrants has never been more urgent, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.
Although some people believe migrants arrive in countries to “steal” local jobs and take advantage of social services, these perceptions are not based in reality.
The world should not have been “too surprised” by this year’s migrant and refugee crisis.
That’s according to the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing.