Universal health coverage is a human right and migrants must not be excluded Last week I had the privilege of attending a two-day thematic session and multi-stakeholder hearing of the global compact for migration organised by the United Nations. The global compact will be an intergovernmentally negotiated agreement to cover all dimensions of international migration. The thematic sessions I attended on the first two days discussed the contribution of migrants and diasporas to all dimensions of sustainable development, including remittances and portability of earned benefits. This is the first time I’ve attended a meeting at the UN and it was thought-provoking to hear government representative