IOM lauds Sri Lanka's global mi­gra­tion gov­er­nance

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

The new Di­rec­tor- Gen­eral of the In­ter­na­tional Or­gan­i­sa­tion for Mi­gra­tion ( IOM) An­to­nio Vi­torino, this week, wel­comed Sri Lanka's ac­tive con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mon cause of global mi­gra­tion gov­er­nance, par­tic­u­larly through lead­er­ship of the Colombo Process. As the present Chair-in-Of­fice of the Abu Dhabi Di­a­logue ( ADD), he stated that, "Through vi­brant Re­gional Con­sul­ta­tive Pro­cesses ( RCPs), the Colombo Process and ADD had en­riched the con­tent of the fi­nal out­come of the Global Com­pact for Mi­gra­tion (GCM).

He hoped Sri Lanka would con­tinue this role, build­ing upon the achieve­ments made, to be a strong advocate for ef­fec­tive im­ple­men­ta­tion of the GCM dur­ing the Mar­rakesh High Level Meet­ing in December 2018. He also in­vited Sri Lanka to an­nounce joint pro­jects and pro­pos­als that could be sup­ported by donor fund­ing. He em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of high- level par­tic­i­pa­tion at the Mar­rakesh Meet­ing.

He made th­ese com­ments dur­ing a meet­ing with Sri Lanka's Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Geneva, Am­bas­sador A.L.A. Azeez.

Am­bas­sador Azeez said the IOM en­joyed wide recog­ni­tion in Sri Lanka as a UN Re­lated Agency and that, the IOM coun­try of­fice has been closely work­ing with the rel­e­vant Sri Lankan agen­cies. He re­quested the IOM’s sup­port to en­hance Sri Lanka's labour mo­bil­ity op­tions, par­tic­u­larly through Ca­pac­ity and Skills De­vel­op­ment, not­ing the need for Eco­nomic and So­cial Em­pow­er­ment of youth and women.

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