Latin America Advocates Free Movement at GCM

At the meeting for the Latin American regional consultation for the Global Compact on Migration, there were calls for the inclusion of free movement in the Global Compact. Many at the meeting said that there were pleased to be able to discuss the issue of migration at such a high level in the UN because it is often ignored or misconstrued by those with a xenophobic agenda.

The participants also discussed the push factors that create migration. They argued that more needs to be done to address poverty and violence in the region if they are to tackle root causes of migration. Many delegates also pointed out that destinations countries should recognise the benefits migrants bring to their economies. 

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