For countries like South Africa, Mexico and Germany, migration has in recent years become a highly politicised and volatile domestic and foreign policy issue. Lessons from around the world help to navigate this complex field. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is the first worldwide attempt to set a common agenda on migration. Countries are expected to adopt the pact in Marrakech, Morocco when they meet from 10-11 December 2018.
This seminar, in partnership with the Embassy of Mexico in South Africa, provides regional perspectives on the Global Compact ahead of the Morocco meeting. Experts will unpack similarities and differences in approaches to migration in Africa, Europe and the Americas. Voluntary movement and forced migration, xenophobia, state policies and the role of migration in sustainable development will be covered.
Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head, Special Projects, ISS
Prof Jorge Schiavon, an expert on US-Mexico and Central America migration
Dr Melanie Müller, researcher, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Katembo Tasakana, migration expert and analyst, and Channel Africa Swahili Radio Station producer and presenter