Imagine a migrant's rights protected: Migrants rights
• Priority should be given to economic and social policies which promote development in poorer countries so people do not feel forced to migrate,
• Restrictive migration policies are not the answer. More opportunities in countries of origin would make staying at home more enticing,
• Better regulation of the labour market to help avoid exploitation. Caritas urges governments and firms to provide decent work conditions.
At the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking Conference in Vienna in February, Caritas called on world leaders to honour the commitments they made to tackle poverty and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Unfulfilled pledges lead to the despair and injustice which provide fertile ground for trafficking and slavery.
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