Latin America Calls for Free Movement of Persons in Global Compact on Migration

(IPS) – Latin America and the Caribbean called for the free movement of persons to be included in the Global Compact on Migration, which will be negotiated within the United Nations in 2018, in the first meeting held by any of the world’s regions to decide on the position to be adopted on the future agreement.
Nearly a hundred experts on migration from the region took part in the meeting, held at Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) headquarters in Santiago on Aug. 30-31, which brought together representatives of governments, international bodies, civil society and academia.
Louise Arbour, U.N. Special Representative for International Migration, who is to draft the “zero draft” of the Compact before the end of the year, told IPS that “this

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