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
The swiss decision
UN General Assembly President Maria Espinosa
“Every day, it turns out we need a common framework for migration because we see everyday problems related to migration and unusual migratory flows around the world,” Espinosa told reporters in New York. “We really need an agreement between countries to ensure that the human rights of migrants are protected and that we will promote smooth and regular immigration around the world,” he added.
She described the Global Compact for migration as a landmark agreement which will help ensure that migrants everywhere in the world have their rights safeguarded and are treated fairly.
Ms. Espinosa said that she has been encouraged by the commitment of Member States and expects the Morocco conference to be a success: “Migration is part of the way the world develops, interacts and interconnects. We have seen lately unusual migration flows that need to be tackled and addressed multilaterally. And the response is precisely the Global Compact.”
BTW UN has a climate change meeting next month too.
from the above link
Ms. Espinosa also highlighted the importance of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, known by the shorthand COP24, taking place in Katowice, Poland, this December.
Describing climate change as a “survival issue,” she said that urgent action on the environment is one of her priorities as President, and that the world needs to move as soon as possible towards a green economy, generating low carbon technologies, which will produce thousands more jobs, and a cultural shift in production and consumption patterns is needed if we are to keep temperatures from rising more than 1.5º Celsius.
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