“Migration should be a journey of hope – not a perilous gamble in which migrants and their family members risk their lives and livelihoods. We must find concrete solutions,” Mr. Ban said in his remarks at the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which opened in Stockholm.
More than one in thirty people worldwide is a migrant, the Secretary-General noted, adding that migration is a critical issue that affects all countries.
“Our communities have much to gain from migration when it is managed properly – and much to lose when it is not,” he stated.
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