UN meeting on migration and refugee movements held

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UN meeting on migration and refugee movements held

UN meeting on migration and refugee movements held

(New York) – A high-level meeting was converged by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon high- at the UN Headquarters on migration and refugee movements.
The UAE statement in the meeting was read by Ahmed Al Jarman, Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, who thanked the Secretary General for convening such an important meeting which tackled migration and refugee movements from the perspective of the 2030 sustainable development agenda. He said there was a pressing need at the current stage to discuss root causes of migration increase and the refugees crisis, the worst of its kind since the World War II.
Al Jarman noted that human movement had always been a key factor for the progress of mankind, exchange of knowledge, expertise and cultures, and realisation of development. However, recent years saw an alarming rise in immigration and displacement, forced by economic difficulties, national calamities and conflicts, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa region, due to the conflicts, extremism and terrorist acts by extremist groups like Daesh (ISIL) and Al Qaeda.
He renewed UAE’s commitment to international humanitarian and developmental responsibilities and said the country was keen on playing a positive role in the regional and international efforts to deal with such challenges, within the international laws and conventions. He also referred to the UAE as one of the world’s top countries in providing development and humanitarian aid to the developing countries and the affected countries in both material and kind.
(Courtesy WAM)