Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the U.N., the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international organizations in Geneva, made the statement while attending the 114th session of the IOM council recently held in Switzerland.

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai (first from right), IOM leaders and several ambassadors at the event

She highlighted Vietnam has been actively carrying out policies and measures under the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), and thanked the IOM for its support for the country to implement the document.

Voicing her concerns over human trafficking and illegal migration, especially the risks related to online frauds, the Vietnamese diplomat suggested the IOM and its member states assess the emerging challenges to migration, while identifying priority measures to promote the implementation of the GCM in a practical fashion across the globe.

Meanwhile, IOM General Director Amy Pope said that priorities of the IOM in the coming time will include protecting migrants and seeking solutions to forced displacement and measures to respond to climate change and promote regular migration channels.

She called on countries to continue providing flexible funding for the IOM so that the organization is able to better handle diverse migration challenges.

At the session, IOM member states hailed the organization’s important role in tackling migration issues as well as its restructuring to improve operation efficiency.

They agreed that countries and partners, under the leadership of the IOM, need to strengthen cooperation to promote safe and orderly migration in tandem with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, contributing to effectively carrying out the GCM.

Source: VNA