U.N. Calls out leaders and press for MISINFORMATION on non binding migration pact!
On the eve of the opening of the intergovernmental conference centred around the Global Compact for Migration, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described the diverse array of delegates who have come together in the historic North African city to agree a way forward on Monday and Tuesday.
He said “essential roles” would be “played by many actors, including Governments and migrants themselves, of course, but also civil society, academia, trade unions, the private sector, diaspora groups, local communities, parliamentarians, national human rights institutions and the media.” he said.
Mr. Guterres urged world leaders to “breathe life” into what has been agreed on, identifying the “Compact’s utility to Governments as they establish and implement their migration policies,” as well as “to communities of origin, transit and destination; and to migrants.”
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is the first-ever inter-governmentally negotiated agreement to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner.
It was born out of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, adopted unanimously by the UN General Assembly in September 2016, and is the culmination of 18 months of discussions and consultations among Member States, and other actors, including national and local officials, civil society, private and public sectors and migrants.