Secretary-General Says Refugees, Migrants Should Be Treated with Dignity

SG/SM/19094-REF/1259
18 June 2018

Secretary-General Says Refugees, Migrants Should Be Treated with Dignity

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

As a matter of principle, the Secretary-General believes that refugees and migrants should always be treated with respect and dignity, and in accordance with existing international law.  Children must not be traumatized by being separated from their parents.  Family unity must be preserved.

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