Friday, 13 July 2007

Africa: Migration Crucial to Success of Development and Poverty Reduction Strategies

International Organization for Migration (Geneva)
PRESS RELEASE6 July 2007Posted to the web 6 July 2007

As governments gather for the first meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling for migration to be systematically mainstreamed into poverty reduction strategies and for better support to be given to diasporas wanting to contribute to the development of their home countries.
If real progress is to be made on making migration work for development, this and the need to reinforce the capacity of States to map labor market trends and gaps, preparing the way for safe and planned labor migration, would have to be addressed.

IOM sees the Global Forum to be held in Brussels on 9-12 July as an important way to identify good practices and concrete, practical ways forward, following on from the High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development held at the UN General Assembly in September 2006. [Read more]

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