“2018 was a year of words and commitments – with countries the world over joining a ground-breaking Global Compact to make migration safer and managed in a humane way.”

“This is a major step forward in preventing the suffering, abuse, detention and deaths of thousands of vulnerable people seeking nothing more than a safer, healthier and more hopeful life.”

“So, let’s make 2019 a year of action, a year where states ensure that the safety, dignity and well-being of migrants are at the top of their concerns in migration policy without neglecting the needs of host communities.”

“Let’s work together to ensure that, from now on, people on the move are protected from violence and exploitation. Let’s ensure they have access to basic care and basic services. Let’s work to maximize their contributions to their countries of destination and of origin.”

“Let’s make 2019 a year of profound humanity.”

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