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UN chief arrives for intergovernmental conference on migration in Marrakesh

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived on Sunday in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh to take part in the UN Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration.

The conference is set to formally adopt the Global Compact for Migration, which was first agreed by UN member states on 13 July.

According to the UN, the compact is a comprehensive document to better manage international migration, address its challenges and strengthen migrants’ rights while contributing to sustainable development.

It is the first intergovernmental agreement prepared under the auspices of the United Nations to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner.

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