“Global migration policy must be rooted in the values of universal respect for human rights, all human rights, leaving no one behind, including migrants. Migrants’ rights are human rights. Global migration policy must also be rooted on evidence: facts, data and on the reality of the real word in which we live, stated Ignacio Packer. That’s not a choice. It is a necessity”, he underlined.
Ignacio Packer addressed the audience on six issues on which he is asking progress and ambitions with “gentle optimism an fierce determination”.
Through Destination Unknown Campaign to protect children on the move, Terre des Hommes is calling again international community gathering at the GFMD to :
- Save lives of migrants who decided to leave home to escape violence, war and poverty.
- Reject xenophobia, prejudice, walls, barbed wires and prisons for migrants, and acknowledge that hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens volunteer daily to help migrants arriving in their country.
- Protect children in the context of migration, by applying international obligations and the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the rights of the child in context of migration, in particular to end child immigration detention, to facilitate family reunification, access to justice, health, education, psycho-social support and others services for children, being them separated, unaccompanied or with their parents.