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ACMRO News February 2021

The 13th Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit

A new Bulletin... to work together for the future of humanity

Pope Francis has invited the whole Church to play an active role in social, cultural and personal changes post-COVID and ensure that no one is left behind. As a result, Pope Francis established the Vatican COVID-19 Commission (VCC-19) that will analyse socio-economic, health, cultural and political challenges of the future and develop proposals to address the challenges.

Pope Francis understood that we can either emerge from this crisis better or worse. How we respond to the pandemic now can help to prepare a better future for us all. The first issue of the Bulletin presents the work carried out by VCC-19 to-date, along with good practices of Catholic agencies to help the vulnerable people during the crisis.

To read the bulletin, please click here.

COVID-19: No One Must Be Forgotten!

UNDESA International Migration 2020 Highlights

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs issued its 2020 edition of International Migration Highlights. The document presents key facts and messages regarding global international migration and policies to promote safe and orderly migration.

The latest data shows that 281 million people (3.6 percent of the world’s population) are living outside their country of origin. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic affected all forms of human mobility, including international migration.

To read the full document, please click here.

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