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Thursday, 12 November 2020 18:22

The UN Network on Migration in Sri Lanka was formally launched virtually yesterday (11 November 2020) by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Resident Coordinator and 11 UN entities in Sri Lanka in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka. Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, officiated the event as the Chief Guest.

 

The focus of the launch was on identifying migration-related priorities for Sri Lanka. Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage, Director General of the Employers Federation of Ceylon Kanishka Weerasinghe, Deputy Head of Mission of the European Union Delegation for Sri Lanka and Maldives Thorsten Bargfrede, Head of Migration and Urbanization Policy Research of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) of Sri Lanka Dr.Bilesha Weerartne, and Country Director of the International Labour Organization Simrin Singh provided insights on behalf of the relevant stakeholder groups they represent.

 

The overall aim of the Network is to promote migration policies that support the well-being of migrants and societies in a coherent, holistic and balanced manner, and aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is intended to enable effective and coordinated support to the Government of Sri Lanka towards strengthening of migration policies, including the implementation, monitoring and review of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

 

Live stream of the Event 

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live stream of the event is available at: https://www.facebook.com/IOMSriLanka/videos/377873216990060/ 
 
The video produced to launch the Network in Sri Lanka  
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The video produced to launch the Network in Sri Lanka can be accessed at: https://www.facebook.com/IOMSriLanka/videos/276344437134037/ 
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