Ms. Laura Thompson
Permítanme iniciar mi intervención, manifestando el profundo reconocimiento de la OIM al Brasil, en su calidad de país anfitrión, al ACNUR y al Consejo Noruego de Refugiados por la organización y desarrollo de esta reunión, en el marco del 30º aniversario de la Declaración de Cartagena sobre los Refugiados.
Asimismo, la OIM desea destacar el esfuerzo y los logros alcanzados por los participantes, tanto por parte de los gobiernos como por parte de la Sociedad Civil, los cuales han quedado evidentes en los contenidos de la Declaración y el Plan de Acción de Brasilia.
The XXI Century is the century of human mobility and migration. We can no longer think about our economies, societies or cultures without thinking about human mobility. According to all the available information, this human mobility is expected to increase and nearly double in the near future.
It is a pleasure for me to be here today and to represent the International Organization for Migration at this important event to observe, for the first time, the World’s Day Against trafficking in persons.
It is a great pleasure and an honour for me to be in this Caux Dialogue on Land and Security representing the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and I would like to warmly thank Monique Barbut, Julia Marton-Lefèvre and Martin Frick for their invitation.
Irregular population movements comprise diverse groups of migrants including, refugees, asylum-seekers, economic migrants, persons in search of their family members, victims of trafficking, and unaccompanied children among others.
It is an honour and a great pleasure for me to be in Georgia when the country celebrates the Diaspora Days and also the marking of its Independence Day. I would like to express my gratitude to State Minister for Diaspora, Mr. Surguladze for inviting me to participate at this event.
It is an honour and a great pleasure for me to be here with you addressing this quadrennial Plenary Council of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC). I would like to express my gratitude to the ICMC Governing Committee, its president John Michael Klink and its Executive Secretary Mr. Ketelers for inviting me to participate at this event.
This High Level Panel is a welcome and timely opportunity to strengthen the discussion on migration and the rights of migrants within the deliberations of the Human Rights Council. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is grateful to have been invited to participate in this important meeting.
Welcome and thank you all very much for being here today on the occasion of International Migrants Day. In particular, I would like to thank Mr. Jan Eliasson, United Nations Deputy Secretary General, and Ms. Tererai Trent, Founder and President of the Tinogona Foundation, for being here tonight. Before I give them the floor, allow me to say a few words.