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Ambassador Osorio addresses the General Assembly's High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.

New York, October 3, 2013

 

In his statement Ambassador Osorio, in capacity of Chairman of the ECOSOC, expressed that international migration is a powerful tool for development and should be seen as an essential driver for global development, given its important contribution for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and its impact as a key factor for sustainable development.

He also emphasized that It's time to act more systematically and responsibly in countries of origin, transit anddestination, to put in place an action oriented agenda aimed at creating a safer and more transparent system of international mobility that protects the human rights of all migrants, enhances the positive contribution of migrants and migration to development, fosters cohesive multicultural environments and presents migrants as vital members of our societies.

 

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Néstor Osorio, President of the ECOSOC at the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development