On the Global Forum on Migration and Development
The X anniversary annual meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development was held in Berlin. It was established in 2007 and functioned under the auspices of the Special Representative for Migration of the General Secretary of United Nations. Representatives of the migration departments of the UN member states and experts from leading international organizations took part in the meeting:
• The World Bank,
• International Organization for Migration (IOM),
• The International Labor Organization (ILO),
• The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),
• Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), etc.
International experts in the field of migration noted that the current situation is characterized by an unprecedented level of global mobility. According to IOM, every seventh inhabitant of the Earth is a migrant. Estimates of forced migration range from 60 million people; the level of global unemployment is about 200 million people.
Special attention was given to the holding of an expert round table on the state response to the mass exodus of migrants: "Migration during emergencies".
Ilya Malenko, the representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Interior Ministry, discussed the national aspects of responding to the outcome of migrants, taking into account the complex work on receiving and settling a significant number of citizens of Ukraine in 2014-2016.
The participants of the round table noted that the problem of a national response to the outcome of migrants, in the absence of proper attention, leads to the development of the illegal migration, increases the risks of human trafficking, threats of a terrorist and extremist nature, and the deterioration of the social and criminogenic situations.
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