Migration is a fundamental part of human behaviour. Climate change, environmental pollution, natural disasters, violent conflicts, economic insecurity are some of the reasons why people migrate. While inequalities and power structures exacerbate the reasons to leave one’s home, the lines between forced and chosen migration are rarely clear.
Our social democratic vision for the future is a world in which migration is a free choice and mobility is based on the values of human rights and global solidarity. Based on the Global Compacts on Migration and on Refugees, and the Sustainable Development Goals and through close collaboration with the UN Network on Migration, OHCHR, the Treaty Body System, Special Rapporteurs, and civil society we work to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights of all migrants.
During this workshop co-organized by FES Geneva and UNCTAD, Government officials acting as Focal Points for the implementation of UNCTAD’s capacity building assistance related to e-commerce and the digital economy (particularly eTrade Readiness Assessments, “eT Readies”) from over 20 beneficiary countries, met with representatives of eTrade for all partners, UN Resident Coordinators, donors, other development partners and UNCTAD experts. They shared and discuss good practices, impacts and lessons learned from the implementation of eT Readies' recommendations and chart the way forward to enhance impact on the ground.