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COVID-19 Does Not Discriminate; Nor Should Our Response

As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Network on Migration salutes the immense efforts to date to combat this crisis and urges that all – including migrants regardless of migratory status – are included in efforts to mitigate and roll back this illness’s impact. To that end, migrants must be seen as both potential victims…

The Coordinator's Briefing

Palais des Nations, Geneva, It is a great pleasure to meet with you today, at the end of a long, busy – and productive – year. I propose to take this opportunity to bring you up to date with the activities of the United Nations Network on Migration in this, its first year of existence.

Joint Statement by the United Nations Network on Migration-Annual Meeting/International Migrants Day

The United Nations Network on Migration commemorates this first anniversary of the adoption in Marrakech, Morocco, of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Global Compact) and celebrates the world’s 272 million migrants and their important role and the contributions to countries of origin and destination.

Joint Statement by the United Nations Network on Migration on the Second Meeting of the Executive Committee's Principals

14 November 2019 – The Principals of the Executive Committee of the United Nations Network on Migration met today in New York to discuss United Nations system-wide assistance to Member States in their implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

Joint Statement by the United Nations Network on Migration on Child Immigration Detention

Child Immigration Detention is Not Only Wrong, It Is Ineffective    

Joint Statement of the United Nations Network on Migration on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the United Nations Network on Migration calls upon the international community to accelerate its efforts to stop human trafficking and to protect those who fall victim to traffickers. Migrants are particularly vulnerable, and countries need to urgently adopt holistic, human rights-bas…

Statement by the United Nations Network on Migration High-Level Political Forum

Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,    It is an honour to address you as the Coordinator of the UN Network on Migration, established by the Secretary-General last year. By bringing together the entities of the UN system working on migration, the Network aims to provide a coherent, system-wide response to the implementation…

Attack on Libyan Detention Centre an "Appalling Breach of International Law"

The United Nations Network on Migration condemns the attack on the refugee and migrant detention centre in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, that has killed at least 40 people and wounded many more.

Joint message by the Members of the UN Network on Migration on the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances

On occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), proclaimed by the General Assembly in June 2018, the United Nations Migration Network (UNMN) joins the global community in recognizing the crucial contribution of migrant workers and their families to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.