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GCM Commentary: Objective 16: Empower migrants and societies to realise full inclusion and social cohesion

Blog post written by Ulrike Brandl (University of Salzburg) and forms part of a series of blog posts analysing the final draft (objective by objective) of the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.


The overall purpose of Objective 16 is to foster inclusive and cohesive societies. The objective enumerates nine actions, which intend to empower migrants but also address receiving societies.

The objective seeks to improve the welfare of all members of society. In order to reach this target, disparities and conflicts should be minimised and polarisation avoided. Migrants should be empowered to become active members of the receiving society and enhance its prosperity. Contributions of migrants should be made more visible to increase public awareness about the positive impact of migration.

Full blog post here



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