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Interview with Gita Sabharwal, UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand

Migrant workers’ contribution to socioeconomic development in Thailand cannot be overemphasized; they fill critical labour shortages in several key sectors. Among numerous efforts to govern migration more effectively and protect migrants’ rights, Thailand committed to four pledges at the first International Migration Review Forum held last May. The UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand explains what it means for the country to have volunteered to become a GCM Champion country and describes how the country Network on Migration is currently supporting the government in implementing its four pledges, the GCM’s 23 objectives, and ultimately the Sustainable Development Goals.