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Global blueprints on refugees, safe migration should include protections for children — UNICEF

01 December 2017
Global blueprints on refugees, safe migration should include protections for children — UNICEF

The rights, protection and wellbeing of uprooted children should be central commitments of global migration policies, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, as it released a new report prior to a meeting next week on safe, regular and orderly migration.

The meeting, taking place from 4 to 6 December in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is a major step towards drafting the landmark intergovernmental Global Compact for Migration, an agreement covering all dimensions of international migration.

"Global leaders and policymakers convening in Puerto Vallarta can work together to make migration safe for children," said UNICEF Director of Programmes Ted Chaiban.

It is the moment when world leaders will begin to forge consensus on political and financial commitments in line with the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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