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UN official calls for “realistic” approach to migration

Louise Arbour, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration, spoke at the stocktaking meeting on migration being held in Mexico. Arbour said the Global Compact for migration, which will be an intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, presents “an opportunity to reorient the often-toxic narrative against migrants towards a more accurate narrative on migration that…

Mexico to host Intergovernmental Conference on Migration

From December 4 to 6, Mexico will host a meeting of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which will take place in Puerto Vallarta, El Universal reported. The meeting is a key step in the process to formulate the Global Compact for Migration, an intergovernmental agreement that will…

1,300 Myanmar tribals take shelter in Mizoram

Mizoram’s government has taken in 1,300 tribals, most of whom are Buddhist or Christian, who fled violence in Myanmar’s Arakan state and are in southern Mizoram, The New Indian Express reported. The district’s police chief told IANS that “the Myanmarese fled their homes after the Army clashed with the outlawed ‘Arakan Army’ militant outfit cadres…

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