14 December 2018

Global Compact Enables 'Safe, Regular, Orderly Migration From Africa' - Former Liberia President

The adoption of the UN global migration pact in Marrakech means that the world will see migration through "a completely different narrative", and countries that have chosen not to sign up will eventually "change their minds."

That's the hope expressed by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, Former President of Liberia, who took part in the conference in Morocco in her capacity as the chair of the High-Level panel on International Migration in Africa, established by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

Speaking in Marrakech to UN News's Mustafa Al Gamal, she said Africa will now be able to better promote partnerships and collaborations, enabling "safe, regular and orderly migration" as well as tackling poverty to try and stop young people leaving in the first place.

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