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PM’s proposal of UN global compact on migration adopted

DHAKA, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Proposal of UN Global Compact on Migration was adopted in Marrakech, Morocco at the 11th Global Forum on Migration and Development.

A Bangladesh delegation led by the Foreign Secretary Ambassador Md Shahidul

Haque attended the meeting which was organized by Platform for Disaster

Displacement (PDD), an official handout said here today.

The foreign secretary delivered the national statement at the Plenary

meeting of the Intergovernmental Conference of UN to Adopt the Global Compact

for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

Haque recalled the proposal for the Global Compact for migration made by

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her address at the UNGA in 2016 in the

statement.

The Compact was adopted at Marrakech to which Bangladesh affirmed full

support, said the release.

The foreign secretary participated in a panel on climate change and

mobility organized by UNEP and an event on PDD hosted by France.

He also chaired Dialogue 2 Session on 'Partnership and innovative

initiatives for the way forward of the Intergovernmental Conference of UN to

Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

The foreign secretary briefed the audience on how Bangladesh looks at the

newly adopted Global Compact and challenges of implementation.

He also mentioned about Bangladesh's initiative in framing a draft national

strategy on migration governance to address migration in all its forms and

manifestations. This is as a reflection of Bangladesh's strong political

willingness for implementing the actionable commitments of the Global

Compact, he observed.

The delegation also includes Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the

UN offices in Geneva Ambassador M Shameem Ahsan and Permanent Representative

of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen.

Ambassador Shameem Ahsan chaired an event on 'People on the move in the

context of Disaster and climate change: addressing their assistance and

protection needs in the Global Compact for migration', organized by

Bangladesh, IOM, UNHCR and PDD.

He also chaired GFMD's Roundtable 3.1 on 'Aligning governance with

contemporary drivers of migration', said the release.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)