Bruxelles, 20 June 2018 – Zovko: ‘This is the key year for unison in defining the global migration policy’
Member of the European Parliament Željana Zovko participated yesterday in Brussels as a member of the ACP-EU delegation in the 35th Joint Parliamentary Assembly of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and the EU within the discussion on the progress of the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Legal Migration and Refugees, with Eugenio Ambrosi, the Director of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The ACP countries and the EU are connected by deep historical ties and a reliable partnership.
MEP Zovko, who is also a co-author of the Resolution on the Progress of the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Legal Migration and Refugees pointed out that was the key year for unison in defining the global migration policy.
The main objective of the Global UN Compact, which is the successor of the New York Declaration, adopted last year at the UN General Assembly, is to improve management of challenges of global migration and solutions to those challenges.
Zovko started her speech by saying that the common accountability was required, to be built on the partnership and enhanced cooperation between the member-countries, as well as strengthening of resilience of companies and economies in the countries affected by the crises, with the uttermost goal to tackle many threats causing further instability.
“What we have to do is to build capacities of authorities for identification, allocation, providing support to and protecting vulnerable migrants and to provide support to the developing countries, which already accepted a big number of refugees, to help those refugees to integrate into society and develop economic independence in the receiving countries. Strengthening of inclusiveness of economic growth and development is one of key solutions for global migration, what is also stated in the Resolution, in the drafting of which I participated as one of co-authors.” – said MEP Zovko.