The UN on safe, orderly and regular migration
Sir: On the 18th of December 2017, the world celebrated the International Migrants Day. To mark the day, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Miroslav Lajcak, organised an interactive, multi stakeholders hearing on the issue of migration across the globe. The venue was the Trusteeship Chamber at the UN Headquarters, New York.…
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