Govts adopt UN global migration pact to help ‘prevent suffering and chaos’

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United Nations, Dec 11 (UNI) The Global Compact for Migration has been adopted by leading representatives from 164 Governments at an international conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, in an historic move described by UN Chief António Guterres as the creation of a “roadmap to prevent suffering and chaos”.


The Compact was adopted on Monday in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Speaking at the opening intergovernmental session, Mr Guterres said that the Compact provides a platform for “humane, sensible, mutually beneficial action” resting on two “simple ideas”.

“Firstly, that migration has always been with us, but should be managed and safe; second, that national policies are far more likely to succeed with international cooperation.”

The UN chief said that in recent months there had been “many falsehoods” uttered about the agreement and “the overall issue of migration”.

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