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United Nations Migration Agency

I would like to thank you most sincerely for your contribution to the second session of this year’s International Dialogue on Migration on the theme "Leveraging Migration for a Resilient and Sustainable Post-Pandemic Recovery: Opportunities and Challenges”, which took place on 14 and 15 October 2021.

Your participation in the dialogue, along with that of distinguished speakers from diverse backgrounds and regions, provided an opportunity for a genuine discussion and exchange of concrete experiences and practices.

Your contribution was enriching and helped inform the audience about the efforts of DMA Global to promote migrant inclusion and contribution to response and recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic. I appreciated your call for the policy makers to adopt a structured and systematic approach to the topic of migrant remittances and broader contributions, the need for this is reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the perspectives you shared on the necessity to institutionalize measurement and data collection practices to support policy making that makes a difference and encourages migrants and diaspora to keep investing and promoting solutions to global challenges, were particularly valuable. They will hopefully embolden others to collaborate and create multisectoral migration policies and instruments that better address the needs of migrants and diaspora members and support their agency.

IOM looks forward to continuing to work closely with you on these issues. Allow me to express my renewed appreciation for contributing to this event.


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António Vitorino