More than 70 states were in attendance at this year’s Global Forum for Migration & Development, including for the first time, the United States.

The theme was: “Partnerships for migration and human development: shared prosperity – shared responsibility”.

Detention and the need for alternatives was raised by a number of groups and included for the first time in the final statement provided to governments.

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Also, please click here to read the full address by High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay at the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Mexico.