Miroslav Lajčák, is President of the UN General AssemblyUNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 2018 (IPS) - This week, we began intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact on Migration. Therefore, it has never been more important to have a fact-based discussion on this issue. To start us off, I want to make main three points. First, I want to stress that migration is a fact. It is not an idea. It is not a theory. It is not a trend. It is a fact. This was the case for generations before us.