"We all have to remember that hate crimes are preceded by hate speech." This is how Adama Dieng, UN's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, starts the Stopping Hate Speech video. "We have to bear in mind that words kill. Words kill as bullets", he continued.
The new dynamics of migration are closely linked to the search of new opportunities of employment and income generation. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that around 27 per cent of all migrant workers worldwide are in the Americas, and 4.3 million in Latin America and the Caribbean, a figure that is continuously increasing. Only between 2010 and 2015, the number of migrant workers in the region increased by 34 per cent.
The challenge of managing migration has grown dramatically over the past few decades as more and more people are driven to move out of their homes by diverse economic, political, social and environmental factors.
Caribbean countries are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, both in the form of sudden-onset disasters (hurricanes, floods) as well as slow onset events such as sea level rise and land degradation.
At the end of 2018, the Marketing and Media Department of the Immigration, Refugees, & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched the #ImmigrationMatters Campaign, to promote a positive and fact-based public perception of immigration. The campaign was based on the analysis of annual surveys and focus groups carried out with members of the public across a variety of communities.