Statement by the United States at the
13th Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit
As Delivered by Daniel McNicholas
January 26, 2021
Migration is a shared challenge and responsibility.
We would like to affirm the United States’ commitment to revitalizing our relationships to work together to face common migration challenges and find solutions that protect the human rights and dignity of all people.
As President Biden said during his inaugural address, “We will repair our alliances and engage with the world to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. The United States will be a strong and trusted partner for peace, progress, and security.”
Opportunities, such as the Global Forum on Migration and Development, allow us to begin to re-establish those relationships and demonstrate to the world that the United States values humane, orderly, and fair migration policies.
We are in the early days of a new Administration.
As we review our position on the GFMD and other migration fora that support the Global Compact on Migration, we will be showing up. We will be listening. We will ask questions, and we will work closely with you.