The federal government has launched the Migration Compact Taskforce (Taskforce), which goals to facilitate the implementation, follow-up, and evaluate of the World Compact for Migration (GCM), experiences information businesses UNB and BSS.
The taskforce will present a platform to make sure full help and cooperation from all related stakeholders by way of a ‘complete of presidency’ method.
International secretary Masud Bin Momen and, expatriates welfare and abroad employment secretary Ahmed Munirus Salehin co-chaired the launch occasion, held on the overseas ministry.
Senior authorities officers and officers from participant United Nations businesses of the Bangladesh United Nationals Community on Migration (BDUNNM) have been current on the launch occasion held on the Ministry of International Affairs on Tuesday.
Migration is a world actuality. There are an estimated 281 million worldwide migrants worldwide who, typically, discover themselves in susceptible conditions of their nations of origin and vacation spot.
There’s a accountability to make sure that migration is protected, orderly, and common as these migrants, typically, discover themselves in susceptible conditions of their nations of origin and vacation spot, stated a press launch.
The Authorities of Bangladesh has not solely recognised migration as a improvement instrument, it has additionally included it in its improvement planning showcasing this by way of the mainstreaming of migration within the eighth 5-year Plan
Gwyn Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh
In 2018, the World Compact for Protected, Orderly and Common Migration (GCM) was adopted and have become the primary inter-governmentally negotiated settlement, ready below the auspices of the United Nations, protecting all dimensions of worldwide migration in a holistic and complete method.
Following up on the dedication of the Bangladesh authorities and with the help of the BDUNNM, a advice was put ahead for the formation of an inter-ministerial coordination mechanism to guide and help the implementation, monitoring, and evaluate technique of GCM.
The launch of the Taskforce marks an necessary step reiterating this dedication from the federal government whereas recognising the continued efforts of Bangladesh as a Champion GCM nation.
International secretary Masud Bin Momen stated Bangladesh has persistently pursued the problem of migration as a high precedence in its diplomatic engagements on the bilateral, regional, and multilateral ranges.
He additionally reiterated Bangladesh’s dedication to a rule-based worldwide migration framework taking a 360°method to selling protected, orderly and common migration
“We’d stay dedicated, regardless of the difficulties skilled within the final two years and extra, to meaningfully ship on our recognised position as a ‘Champion Nation’ for the World Compact for Migration (GCM).”
Secretary Salehin stated the Taskforce will present a consultative house for coverage and decision-making coordination, info trade and peer evaluate.
Former International secretary and IOM Senior Advisor Md. Shahidul Haq indicated that the character of human mobility and migration is getting extra advanced, and that it’s unattainable to take care of this problem with out adopting a whole-of-government and whole-of-society method.
He recognized Bangladesh as a rustic of supply, transit and vacation spot.
Gwyn Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, stated, “The Authorities of Bangladesh has not solely recognised migration as a improvement instrument, it has additionally included it in its improvement planning showcasing this by way of the mainstreaming of migration within the eighth 5-year Plan.
“This Taskforce is one other step ahead in our joint efforts to make sure the protection, dignity, and human rights of all migrants and successfully govern migration.”
The United Nations (UN) established a UN Community on Migration on the international degree to make sure efficient, well timed, and coordinated UN system-wide help to Member States of their implementation, follow-up, and evaluate of the GCM.
Abdusattor Esoev, IOM Bangladesh’s Chief of Mission and Coordinator of the BDUNNM, confused that “Migration gives immense alternative and advantages – for migrants, host communities and communities of origin. Nonetheless, when poorly regulated, it may possibly create important challenges. The GCM leverages the general advantages of migration whereas addressing its dangers and challenges for people and communities. BDUNNM commits to working carefully with the Taskforce to help the implementation of the GCM in Bangladesh.”
Abdulsattor Esoev additionally stated this Taskforce would reinforce Bangladesh’s ongoing efforts to make sure protected, orderly and common migration within the blended migration context, by including that this initiative is the primary of its sort on this planet within the discipline of migration.
The taskforce will lead the formulation of the implementation plan for GCM; talk and promote GCM implementation to stakeholders; advocate harmonisation and alignment of actions to keep away from duplication and encourage complementarities in programming; plan and lead capability constructing initiatives; facilitate coordination between ministries and businesses; facilitate submissions of joint advocacy positions; and lead the evaluate and reporting on GCM implementation progress and embody a follow-up mechanism.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina first mooted the thought of GCM on the UN Normal Meeting in 2016. The Intra-governmental Taskforce has been launched as a part of Bangladesh’s ongoing initiatives to implement its priorities among the many 23 GCM targets, the discharge stated.
The federal government lately made a pledge to kind this Taskforce throughout the first Worldwide Migration Assessment Discussion board (IMRF) held in Could 2022 in New York to observe up progress on GCM implementation.
The Taskforce will seek the advice of the Bangladesh UN Migration Community, comprising representatives from all related UN businesses, the discharge added.
The BDUNNM will present help to the Taskforce in all its actions.