Monday, 06 November 2017

The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was held on 6 – 8 November 2017 in Bangkok. The meeting aimed at identifying key migration issues, challenges and priorities for the Asia-Pacific region and to provide forum to share on existing national, bilateral, sub-regional and regional arrangements to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration and to come up with regional input to the stocktaking meeting which will be held in Mexico in December 2017.

Nepal, as a Chair of the Colombo Process, made a presentation in the “High-level Panel: Towards the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” on 6th November 2017. H.E. Deepak Dhital, Permanent Representative and Ambassador of Nepal to UN and other International Organizations at Geneva highlighted on Colombo Process’s role in facilitating cooperation towards safe, orderly and regular migration. He also highlighted the outcome of the meeting of the Colombo Process Member States held in Kathmandu, and the relevance of the regional consultative processes on migration in the context of the development and eventual implementation of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. The full statement is uploaded below.

The meeting was convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) in collaboration with other UN agencies including International Organization for Migration.

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Statement by H.E. Deepak Dhital, Permanent Representative and Ambassador of Nepal to UN and other International Organizations at Geneva, at the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration