12月18日联合国国际移民日 加拿大3位部长联合发出声明

12月18日(星期一),是联合国制定的国际移民日,在这个特殊的日子里,加拿大联邦移民难民和公民事务部长Ahmed Hussen,加拿大联邦外交部长 Chrystia Freeland和加拿大国际发展兼法语国家合作部长Marie-Claude Bibeau联合发表了声明:

他们的声明说:12月18日是联合国制定的国际移民日。这是一个在全世界范围内记住和强调移民所具有的权利,他们做出的巨大贡献和他们的需求的机会。

声明中说:“纵观历史,移民一直是人们克服逆境,为自己和家人谋求更好生活的一种手段。目前全世界共有2.44亿国际移民,每十个这样的移民当中就有一名年龄在15周岁以下。

“加拿大有一个漫长同时足以引以为傲的移民传统,每五个加拿大人中就有一个是在加拿大以外出生的。移民有利于我国国家的身份认同感和长期繁荣,同时移民增强了我们社区文化的丰富性和多样性,并给加拿大的劳动力市场带来新的技能和活力,为加拿大的创新和经济发展做出了贡献。

“安全,有序,规律的移民必然能为我们的社会带来积极的贡献。我们必须努力进一步尊重移民的尊严和人权,消除一切形式的歧视,包括对妇女,女童和受迫害的少数族裔的歧视。

“移民常常遭受不人道的对待和侵犯人权的行为,如贩运人口。移民中的妇女和女童在移民过程中特别应该受到保护。我们不能忘记这些。

在声明的最后,三位部长公共强调:

“今天,以及随后的日子里,加拿大都会致力于保护和坚守移民的基本权利和自由。”

来源:《华侨新报》2017年12月18日

 

Statements From Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Ottawa, December 18, 2017 – The Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; the Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement:

“The United Nations designated December 18 as International Migrants Day. It is an opportunity to remember the rights, contributions and needs of migrants worldwide.

“Throughout history, migration has been a means for people to overcome adversity and seek a better life for themselves and their families. There are currently more than 244 million international migrants around the world, and one in 10 of them are under the age of 15.

“Canada has a long and proud tradition of immigration, and one in five Canadians is born abroad. Migrants contribute to the identity and long-term prosperity of our country, enhance the cultural richness and diversity of our communities, bring new skills to our labour force, and contribute to innovation and the economy.

“Safe, orderly and regular migration brings positive contributions to our societies. We must work to build greater respect for the dignity and human rights of migrants, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination, including against women, girls, and persecuted minorities.

“Migrants are often subject to inhumane conditions and human rights abuses, such as human trafficking. Migrant women and girls are particularly vulnerable during their journeys and need protection. We must not forget them.

“Today, and every day, Canada is committed to protect and uphold their fundamental rights and freedoms.”

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