Monday, September 30, 2013

Minister Pandor leads UN Dialogue on International Migration and Development

Loyiso Langeni
30 September 2013

Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandor will lead the South African Government delegation to the United Nations to the UN High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development. 

The theme of this year’s dialogue is identifying concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important links to development. 

Departmental Spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said they will focus on effects of international migration on sustainable development and identifying relevant priorities in view of the preparation on the post-2015 development framework.

Measures to ensure respect for and protection of the human rights of all migrants, with particular reference to women and children, as well as to prevent and combat the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons and to ensure orderly, regular and safe migration.

Strengthening partnerships and cooperation on international migration, mechanisms to effectively integrate migration into development policies and promoting coherence at all levels.

 

International and regional labour mobility and its impact on development.

 

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