04, Dec 2017 | CJP Team
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. The meeting is a key step in the process to formulate the Global Compact for Migration, an intergovernmental agreement that will address all aspects of international migration. Last week, ahead of this meeting, UNICEF released a report discussing how to address the needs of migrant and refugee children. It contains the agency’s six-point agenda for actions regarding the protection of these children, including shielding them from violence and exploitation, and keeping their families intact to protect them and give them legal status. Globally, 50 million children are in the process of migrating; conflict has caused the displacement of 28 million of these. Moreover, around 28% of trafficking victims are children.