In September 2016, in adopting the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, the General Assembly decided to develop a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. Read more: Tracking the money: What are the EU`s migration priorities? The pact “protects the right of each state to determine its own immigration policy, including in areas such as asylum, border controls and the repatriation of illegal migrants,” said Lord Bates, Minister of State at the Department for International Development. At the Marrakesh Intergovernmental Conference on 10 December 2018, the GCM was adopted by representatives of 164 governments by acclamation. It was also agreed that the GCM would be known as the Marrakech Compact. The draft agreement in 23 objectives and commitments. These include collecting and using accurate and anonymised data to develop an evidence-based migration policy, ensuring that all migrants have an identity, improving the availability and flexibility of regular migration, promoting cooperation in the prosecution of missing migrants and saving lives, ensuring migrants` access to basic services and providing advice on the full integration of migrants. and social cohesion.  The agreement is expected to be formally adopted in December at a meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, but UN members stood up and applauded when the agreement was announced at the New York headquarters. Opposition to the GCM has been encouraged by an online campaign led by far-right and anti-immigrant activists.
These were allegations that the GCM would declare “migration as a human right,” criminalize criticism of migration, and encourage mass immigration. In the UK, more than 130,000 signatures have been signed on the UK government and parliament website calling on the UK government not to approve the pact. and. I am not responding to my concerns. I want zero migration, which is not invited, period. The best way to do this is the Australian way and you don`t need a non-binding UN diktat to fix that. “I really hope that sooner or later the United States will join this process,” Guterres said Thursday. “Let`s not forget that the United States is in itself a country of immigration.” Slovakia: After the outbreak of a dispute within the Slovak government over the adoption of the framework, it was decided to take the matter to Parliament for discussion.
Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák has announced that he will consider resigning if Parliament rejects the pact.  On November 29, 2018, after Parliament`s vote to reject the pact, the Foreign Minister decided to resign, but later withdrew his resignation.  On December 5, after the parliament`s decision was approved by his cabinet, Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini reiterated that Slovakia would not send a representative to the UN meeting.  The United Nations reached an agreement on Friday on improving ways to cope with the global influx of migrants, a pact particularly noteworthy because it was boycotted by a large and influential member, the United States. The President of the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, described the agreement as a “historic moment” and stressed that “it does not promote migration and does not aim to put an end to it”. It is not legally binding. It is not dictated. It will not impose. And it fully respects the sovereignty of States.  The agreement – the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration – was negotiated at a time when discussions on migration and refugees have become increasingly divided across much of the Western world.
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was formally adopted in December 2018 by 164 UN Member States, including the United Kingdom. This briefing explains what is in the Pact and what the consequences are for the Member States. . . .