Migration: Unilateralism is putting lives at risk
International migration, Susan F. Martin says in a new commentary for Governance, is “one of the most salient but poorly managed issues on the twenty-first policy agenda.” Why? Because governments persist in pursuing unilateral solutions to “a transnational issue that requires multilateral approaches.” National leaders need to negotiate stronger agreements about the allocation of responsibilities for managing the international movement of people. And the United Nations’ institutional capabilities need to be overhauled. Such reforms, says Martin, “could help save millions of lives.” Free access to the commentary.