On December 11, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of His Holiness Pope Francis and Head of the Delegation of the Holy See to the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in Marrakech, Morocco, gave an intervention during the Second Dialogue of the Conference that was dedicated to the theme of “Partnerships and innovative initiatives for the way forward.”
In his statement, Cardinal Parolin focused, first, on the composition of partnerships, saying that they should include national and local institutions, the private sector, trade unions, civil society, academia, migrants, diaspora groups and faith-based organizations, the latter of which have proven themselves especially effective as “first” and long-term responders. Second, he addressed the need for a strategic approach that involves the whole of government and whole of society, with both prioritizing each person’s inalienable dignity and integral development. Third, he spoke on the need for innovative action in welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants through, for example, the use of new technologies and the engagement of the media at every level.
The statement can be found here.