African states to meet in Uganda on global migration
African states are scheduled to meet in Uganda next week to formulate a common position on migration and refugees in the international arena.
Obiga Kania, minister of state for internal affairs told reporters on Tuesday that the three-day meeting that will also bring in experts from the UN and civil societies will start on May 15.
The meeting dubbed Third Pan African Forum on Migration (PAFoM) will be held under the theme, ‘Towards a Common African Position on the Global Compacts on Migration and on Refugees’.
Kania said the meeting is intended to be an open and all-inclusive platform for dialogue; bringing in national and regional perspectives and best practices of all relevant stakeholders.
He said the overall goal is to have a comprehensive approach to migration governance.
“The expected outcome will include a Draft Common African Position on Migration and on Refugees based on existing continental and regional normative and legal frameworks on migration and refugees,” he said.
The PAFoM is an African Union initiative with the support of the International Organization on Migration and Regional Economic Communities.
The first PAFoM meeting took place in Ghana in 2014, the second was in Zambia 2016. Enditem