Spain announces organisation of an International Conference in Almeria in 2019

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In his speech to the Member States, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced that Spain would be signing this Global Compact for Migration and said it represents a “qualitative step forward in effective multilateralism”, a principle that steers the policy and action of the Government of Spain and that reflects “the path to be followed for correctly managing migratory flows, international cooperation based on shared responsibility and solidarity”.

Furthermore, the President of the Government announced that Spain will collaborate on the balanced implementation of the 23 objectives presented in the text and, in terms of specific measures, announced the organisation of an International Conference in Almeria in 2019 to analyse the relationship between desertification and migration, and the implementation of a Strategic Plan on Citizenship and Integration aimed at fostering social harmony, social cohesion and inclusion, which will receive State funding to enable joint efforts with the regional governments and local council authorities.

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A Plot of Land: Hope Restoration in Agadez

A community stabilization project recently launched by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is giving 30 Nigeriens in Agadez reason to dream of a better future in their communities.

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Mohamed, Issouf, Moussa, and Aghali are members of communities that are affected by migration flows in Niger. A community stabilization project recently launched by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is giving them and 26 other Nigeriens in Agadez reason to dream of a better future in their communities. The group of 30 is made up of returnees from Libya, ex migrant smugglers and youth at risk; their lives are all guided by a mix of ambition, uncertainty, and most importantly hope. They are now looking to the agricultural sector for opportunities to improve their lives.