By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Chief Migration Officer, Solomon Kantha, recently participated in the development of a Global Compact for Migration.
Mr Kantha presented the Government’s position in relation to the proposed agreement that will bring effectiveness and practicality to the complex challenges posed by regulating migration across the globe.
Mr Kantha said when finalised and adopted, the global compact for migration will be the first, intergovernmental negotiated agreement to cover all dimensions of international migration.
This follows a United Nations General Assembly resolution in 2017, to allow the member states to commence negotiations on the terms of an agreement that is aimed at supporting regular migrations.
While remarking that the negotiations are ongoing and subject to approval by the Government, Mr Kantha said that participation in the negotiations was a tremendous honour and allowed PNG to promote issues that are important to it and other countries.
Mr Kantha said he and the PNG delegation used the meeting to ensure that as the Compact is progressed, migration-based solutions will be at forefront of global and regional responses to those impacted by climate change.