A conference to boost Guyana’s contribution to the Global Compact – a comprehensive approach to migration – will be held in Georgetown on Monday 5 February. Concepts developed during the meeting will be presented at an intergovernmental conference at United Nations Headquarters later this month.
In 2016, 193 United Nations (UN) Member States adopted the New York Declaration at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. In adopting the declaration, the Member States signalled their readiness to develop a global compact for migration that not only aligns with Goal 10 of the Sustainable Development Goals, but also coordinates the efforts of the Member States, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN to protect and empower migrants through policies that ensure safe, orderly and regular migration.
Jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Office for Migration (IOM), the event will commence at 9 a.m. at the Pegasus Hotel. Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Carl Greenidge, will deliver the feature address.