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Namibia to host regional migration conference

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A well-planned Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) is scheduled to be held soon by southern Africa sub region.

Namibia, which holds the position as the current chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in partnership with the United Nations Migration Agency will host the Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA).

The Namibian government on Tuesday said in a statement that the 2019 meeting will have two segments.

The three-day experts’ meeting which begins June 25 will be attended by senior officials from SADC member states’ Ministries of Home Affairs, Labor, Foreign Affairs, Health, Social Development and National Statistics Offices.

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According to statement released, the ministerial session will be held on June 28 will be attended by participants of the experts’ meeting, SADC member states’ Ministers of Home Affairs, Labor and Foreign Affairs, and delegates from the African Union Commission, UN agencies, and civil society organizations, among others.

“The main object of this MIDSA meetings will be to identify key migration governance priorities in the SADC region based on the 2030 Development Agenda, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as well as other existing regional frameworks,” the statement said.

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Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens is a researcher, media issues analyst and senior contributor with Globe Afrique.
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