Journal of Human Rights and Social Work

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 167–168 | Cite as

Intersections and Interventions

  • Shirley Gatenio GabelEmail author
  • Susan Mapp

On December 10, 2018 we will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR)! The United Nations is also expected to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration - the first-ever UN global agreement on a common approach to international migration in all its dimensions. Like the UDHR, the Global Compact on Migration is non-legally binding and grounded in values of state sovereignty, responsibility-sharing, non-discrimination, and human rights, and recognizes that a cooperative approach is needed to optimize the overall benefits of migration, while addressing its risks and challenges for individuals and communities in countries of origin, transit and destination. The ongoing success of the UDHR and the Global Compact on Migration is often dependent on the willingness and ability of member states to implement their interpretation of the UN agreements. Unfortunately, international cooperation and working toward common...


UDHR Compact on migration Intersectionality Interventions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fordham UniversityNew York CityUSA
  2. 2.Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtownUSA

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