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Regional Commissions commit to support the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact on Migration, declares Alicia Barcena

eclac10decAt the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakech, the Executive Secretary of ECLAC (on behalf of the UN Regional Commissions) delivered a statement which underscored the critical role of the Regional Commissions (ReCs) in the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and its regional follow up and monitoring processes.

Key value propositions of the ReCs in this regard were outlined, as follows: compiling data and developing empirical analysis on the trends of regional migration; providing platforms and forums to foster dialogue with governments, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in each region and across borders; building a evidence base for policy analysis to understand the root causes of human mobility; assessing skills needed for migrants and recipient communities to upgrade education programmes and ensure the absorption of technological progress; and linking the implementation of the GCM to South-South cooperation, including enhancing the portability of rights and social security.