Secretary-General's remarks at the International Migration Review Forum [Bilingual, as delivered, follows; scroll down for all-English]
Migration is a fact of life – in fact, it is as old as human life itself.
But too often, it has been poorly managed, uncoordinated, misunderstood, and vilified.
Today, over 80 per cent of the world’s migrants move between countries in a safe and orderly fashion.
But unregulated migration – the cruel realm of traffickers – continues to extract a terrible cost.
We must do more to break the stranglehold of smugglers and better protect migrants in vulnerable situations, in particular women and girls.
Source: UN News