The Arab world is significantly impacted by the severe threats of climate change and natural disasters, as stated by Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States.

He observed that over the last decade, there has been a growing awareness among Arabs and globally regarding environmental migration, which is evident in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. Aboul Gheit praised the commendable efforts and proposals from Arab nations during the recent COP sessions of the UNFCCC, held in Egypt and the UAE.

This was mentioned by Aboul Gheit during his address at the Second Regional Review Conference of the Global Compact for Migration in the Arab region, hosted at the League of Arab States' headquarters. The conference saw the participation of Amy Pope, Coordinator of the United Nations Network on Migration and Director-General of the International Organisation for Migration, along with Rola Dashti, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

Aboul Gheit emphasized that the migration dynamics within and from the Arab region play a crucial role in shaping its socio-economic landscape, as well as that of its neighbors and the world. This is particularly significant now, given that the region accommodates approximately 41.4 million migrants and refugees and is also the source of around 32.8 million migrants and refugees.