Just like United States, we’re not going to sign it!
(ANSA) – Rome, November 28 – Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Wednesday that Italy will not take part in an intergovernmental conference in Marrakech next month to adopt the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
“Just like the Swiss, who carried forward the Global Compact up until yesterday and then said ‘everyone stop’, the Italian government will not sign anything and will not go to Marrakech,” Salvini told the Lower House.
“The floor of parliament must debate it. The Italian government will allow parliament to decide”. Premier Giuseppe Conte also said the government will not do anything until parliament has expressed a view.
“The Global Migration Compact is a document that raises issues and questions that many citizens have strong feelings about,” Conte said.
“Therefore, we consider it right to put the debate in parliament and subject any final decision on the outcome of that debate, as Switzerland has done.
“So the government will not participate in Marrakech, reserving the option to adopt the document, or not, only when parliament has expressed its opinion”.
Switzerland joins the countries that wont sign the UN pact for immigration next month
This is probably the most important worldwide issue.
Next month, on 11 and 12 December, at a meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, UN countries gother to sign the new UN Immigration Pact.
Switzerland is the latest country which decided to postpone its final decision on the pact so wont sign it at the meeting.
So far, except for Switzerland, the countries whose governments have announced that they will not sign the Pact are Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, the USA, Israel, Croatia, Hungary, Poland and the Czech republic.
UN Migration Pact Starts Collapsing | Countries Pull Out | USA & Hungary Lead
the pdf of the UN pact is here, scroll down and read the
Objectives for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
h/t John S