Conference highlights Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

Friday, 2019-10-11 17:31:14
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NDO - A conference on dissemination of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) was held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 11.

Attending the conference were representatives from agencies, departments, branches, and localities in the Southern region.

The conference is the third of its kind held by the MOFA in a chain of national publicity activities on GCM planned for the future, under the direction of the Prime Minister, on the dissemination of the content of the Compact to relevant ministries, sectors, localities and organisations.

The event was jointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in coordination with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) with an aim to provide relevant authorities, localities and organisations in the central region of Vietnam with a deeper understanding of international migration issues, the content of the GCM, and the relationship between migration and goals set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Delegates at the conference heard reports on migration of Vietnamese citizens abroad, the process of Vietnam's participation, negotiation and approval of the Compact, and the objectives of the GCM and its implementation in Vietnam and at the global level.

Participants also discussed the review and assessment of Vietnam's policies and laws on international migration, contributing to the development of Vietnam’s GCM implementation scheme to help ensure the effective and synchronous implementation from central to local levels, thereby fulfilling the objectives of the 2030 Agenda.

Formally endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 19 last year, Vietnam adopted the GCM in the same month and is currently actively developing a plan to implement the Compact in accordance with Vietnam's laws and conditions.