A Wish List

Our politicians, responsible for policies, could:

  • remember that migration is an intrinsic part of the human condition and should be recognised as unique to each person
  • commit to be vigilant and caring in their approach to migration management
  • remember that respect for human dignity is a fundamental political principle
  • consider that migration depends on the needs of each migrant, remembering that some people move under duress. The refugees thus form a particular group of migrants under the protection of the Geneva Convention of 1951 relating to the Status of Refugees
  • encourage governments and institutions committed to peace and socio-economic development to appreciate the positive challenges of migration since, in fact, we are all migrants.