Nanette Thomas heads Sierra Leone delegation on International Dialogue on Migration 2017 in Switzerland
The Minister of Political and Public Affairs, Hon. Nanette Thomas and the Head of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM Sierra Leone), Mr. Sanusi Savage are currently in Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland to attend the International Dialogue on Migration 2017 on the theme “Understanding migrant vulnerabilities: A solution-based approach towards a global compact that reduces vulnerabilities and empowers migrants”.
The forum will bring together senior government officials from across Switzerland and other relevant stakeholders from AU member states and other entities including Ministers of Government, Research and Educational Scholars, International Trade Unionist, Immigration specialist, Policy Analyst, Mayors, Lawyers and Advocacy Officers.
During this high level workshop, participants from across the world will address all aspects of migrant vulnerabilities and challenges involved, by:
(i) understanding migrant vulnerability and clarifying terminology; (ii) identifying vulnerability and assessing the causes; (iii) reviewing the protection systems available to international migrants and specifying the protection gaps and needs; (iv) fostering consensus on appropriate policy response to migrant vulnerability before, during and after migration processes; and (v) developing frameworks for inter-agency cooperation and collaboration on policies to prevent, address and sustainably resolve migrant vulnerability.
The Head of Sierra Leone’s delegation, Hon Nanette Thomas has been featured in the provisional agenda to make a statement centered on the theme “Understanding migrant vulnerabilities: A solution-based approach towards a global compact that reduces vulnerabilities and empowers migrants”.
The outcomes of this workshop, along with those of the first workshop organized in New York on 18 and 19 April 2017, will be included in a comprehensive report that will feed into the GCM elaboration process as mentioned in the United Nations General Assembly resolution on the modalities for the intergovernmental negotiations (A/RES/71/280).
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By Bockarie Kukuku Musa, Ministry of Political and Public Affairs
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