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Joe Biden 'does not care' about Donald Trump’s plan to visit border

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: US President Joe Biden has said he does not care about the plans of the former US President Donald Trump to visit the southern border over the next few weeks.

Pandemic curbs trend towards ever-increasing migration

New York: Travel restrictions and other curbs to movement put in place in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, have put a significant dent in migration figures, but the overall trend shows 100 million more people living outside their countries of origin in 2020, compared to the year 2000, a new UN report revealed on Friday.

Global agreement on migration 'taking root' despite pandemic challenge: Guterres

New York: The Global Compact for Migration, adopted by countries in 2018 as a comprehensive framework for cooperation on international migration, is “taking root in promising ways”, the UN Secretary General said on Tuesday.

Refugee resettlement: ‘Tremendous gap’ persists between needs, and spaces on offer

New York/IBNS: Although around 1.4 million refugees are estimated to be in urgent need of resettlement worldwide, only 63,696 were resettled through the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) last year - that's only 4.5 per cent  -  due to a continuing shortage of offers of sanctuary from governments across the world.  

Bring global migration compact ‘to life’, urges UN chief

New York/IBNS: 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.  

UN migration agency appeals to South Sudan group to free volunteer worker and child

New York/IBNS: The UN migration agency appealed on Friday for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who’ve been missing since a gun battle in South Sudan at the weekend that claimed the lives of three agency workers.

UN rights chief 'appalled' by US border detention conditions, says holding migrant children may violate international law

New York, July 9 (IBNS): Conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in the United States are appalling, said the UN human rights chief on Monday, underscoring that children should never be held in immigration detention, or separated from their families.

‘Huge data gaps’ hampering ‘evidence-based’ national migration policies

New York, Mar 5 (IBNS): There are still “huge gaps at country level,” to be overcome in order to develop an effective global migration data programme, said the head of the Demographic and Social Statistics Branch of UN Statistics, on Monday.

Young people worldwide can ‘determine the future of migration,’ says UN senior official

New York, Mar 1 (IBNS): The key role that young people play in determining the future of migration governance around the world is the focus of the session this year of the International Dialogue on Migration at the UN, convened by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday.

New migration pact highlights key role of business in protecting migrants, say UN experts

New York, Dec 21 (IBNS): A group of UN experts welcomed a call for Member States and businesses to join forces in protecting the rights of migrants on Thursday, following the recent adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) on 10 December.

Governments adopt UN global migration pact to help ‘prevent suffering and chaos’

New York, Dec 11 (IBNS): The Global Compact for Migration was adopted on Monday by leading representatives from 164 Governments at an international conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, in an historic move described by UN Chief António Guterres as the creation of a “roadmap to prevent suffering and chaos”.

Ahead of key UN-backed Marrakech migration conference, youth recount harrowing journeys

New York, Dec 9 (IBNS): Paving the way to the key UN migration conference in Marrakech, Morocco, which it is hoped will agree new measures to make life safer and more dignified for people on the move, UN agencies held a series of side events to highlight the different aspects of migration, paying special attention to the most vulnerable, and the challenges they face on their often perilous journeys.

Migration deal U-turns ‘reflect poorly’ on countries concerned: UN Special Representative

Dubai, Nov 28 (IBNS): In an exclusive interview with UN News, Louise Arbour, the UN Special Representative for International Migration, said on Tuesday that the stated intention of several countries (including Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria) to pull out of the Global Compact for migration reflects poorly on them, and has seriously affected the spirit of multilateralism.

Nigeria: Awareness-raising radio show on perils and opportunities of migration, launched by UN agency

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): A radio series was launched on Tuesday in Nigeria by the UN migration agency (IOM) to sensitize vulnerable people seeking to pursue economic opportunities abroad on the perils of irregular migration – migration done outside the regulated frameworks – and provide information on pathways to migrate legally and safely.

Weekly migration of 1.4m to cities can contribute to ‘disasters’

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): The migration of some 1.4 million people every week to cities around the world “can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters’” according to the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.