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Posted On: 27 February 2019 10:58 am
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UN chief expresses appreciation towards Qatar’s efforts on curbing migration

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Qatar daily The Peninsula has reported today (February 27) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' praises for Qatar's efforts with the AU Commission to combat irregular migration and the reintegration of illegal immigrants and victims of human trafficking into their societies through an MoU signed by Qatar with the African Union Commission on the establishment of a fund under the auspices of the African Union and a $20m grant for the reintegration of irregular migrants and victims of human trafficking into their communities.

This came in an official letter issued by the Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Guterres also expressed his deep appreciation for these efforts, saying that the United Nations greatly appreciates the efforts of Qatar and the AU Commission to take practical action in this endeavour. The UN Chief commended the establishment of the Fund to improve conditions for the reintegration of returning migrants and human trafficking victims. It was crucial to build the capacity of concerned governments and stakeholders to consolidate the policy of integrating returning migrants, he said.

Guterres pointed to the United Nations’ keen interest in the issue of migration, referring to the Global Migration Agreement and the new Migration Network established by the UN to support Member States in implementing the Global Migration Agreement and linking it to the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan.

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