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Migration dialogue for Southern Africa set for Windhoek

Migration dialogue for Southern Africa set for Windhoek

The government in partnership with the United Nations Migration Agency – IOM, the Southern Africa Development Committee (SADC) Secretariat and other partners will be host the 2019 Ministerial MIDSA meeting on June 25 to 27 in Windhoek.

A statement released this week said the MIDSA meeting will have two segments: the experts’ meeting on which will be attended by senior officials from SADC Member States’ Ministries of Home Affairs, Labor, Foreign Affairs, Health, Social Development and National Statistics Offices, while the ministerial session on June 28 will be attended by participants of the experts’ meeting, SADC member states’ Ministers of Home Affairs, Labour and Foreign Affairs, and delegates from the African Union Commission, UN agencies, and civil society organizations, among others.

The main object of the MIDSA meetings will be to identify key migration governance priorities in the SADC region based on the 2030 Development Agenda, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as well as other existing regional frameworks, the ministry stated.

MIDSA has in the past given SADC Member States the platform to develop different frameworks to improve regional cooperation on migration management.


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