Conference on implementing global compact for migration held in Ho Chi Minh City

Friday, 2020-12-04 17:41:59
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NDO – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) jointly held a conference on implementing the global compact for safe, orderly, and regular migration (GCM) in Ho Chi Minh City on December 4.

The conference gathered together delegates from ministries, sectors, southern localities, and international organisations such as IOM, the International Labour Organisation, and UN Women.

Speaking at the conference, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee Ngo Minh Chau said that workers of Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular have contributed to the development of many countries and regions in the word via various forms of migration.

The GCM is an effort to manage migration effectively and reduce risk at a global level to make migration a driving force for cooperation and development among nations.

In his remarks, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung said Vietnam’s implementation plan for the GCM sets forth inclusive and comprehensive solutions to current international migration issues, with gender and sustainability development matters fully taken into account.

This is a strong stride forward by Vietnam in international cooperation in migration, he said, demonstrating the country’s commitment to and sense of responsibility for maintaining and consolidating a transparent and safe migration environment, for sustainable development.

Park Mi-hyung, Chief of Mission at IOM Vietnam, said Vietnam has gained remarkable achievements in implementing the GCM and protecting migrants. According to her, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted severely upon global migration and migrants are the most affected group.

Vietnam approved the GCM in December 2018. The Prime Minister signed a decision on March 20, 2020 on the issuance of an implementation plan, which puts forth such major tasks as promoting communications work, collecting information and data on international migration, perfecting policies and laws, studying migration policies, and boosting international cooperation in the field.