Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

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The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration provides the first international and non-legally binding cooperative framework on migration. Its aim is to provide common understanding, shared responsibilities and unity of purpose regarding migration, making it work for all.

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This Declaration is the result of a comprehensive process of discussions and negotiations among all Member States of the United Nations that started with the New York Declaration in 2016, unanimously adopted at the UN General Assembly in 2016. It was eventually approved on 13 July 2018 by by 192 of the 193 members of the United Nations (UN).

Around 30 countries eventually pulled out of the proposed Agreement, including the United States of America and a group of members of the European Union. The document was criticised by mostly right-wing politicians who say it would encourage immigration from certain regions of the world. Nonetheless, the Global Compact for Migration was signed by a great majority of UN members on 10 December 2018 in Marrakesh. The UN General Assembly formally endorsed the Global Compact on 19 December.

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Commentary and Analysis
Euro|topics, November 2018: Controversy over UN migration pact in Estonia https://www.eurotopics.net/en/209718/
The Guardian, 27.09.18: Global leaders must match fine words on migration with urgent action https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/sep/27/global-leaders-must-match-fine-words-on-migration-with-urgent-action-refugees-francesco-rocca
MPI: Towards a Global Compact for Migration: A Development Perspective https://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/international-program/global-compact-migration
DIE: The Current Column: What the Global Compact for Migration really means https://www.die-gdi.de/en/the-current-column/article/what-the-global-compact-for-migration-really-means/
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung: How to Implement the Global Compact for Migration https://www.fes.de/themenportal-flucht-migration-integration/artikelseite-flucht-migration-integration/how-to-implement-the-global-compact-for-migration/
IOM: Global Compact for Migration https://www.iom.int/global-compact-migration
EPRS: Briefing, December 2017: A global compact on migration: Placing human rights at the heart of migration management http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2017)614638
Euro|topics, November 2018: UN migration pact on the rocks https://www.eurotopics.net/en/209240/
EU Law Analysis, 11.12.18: The Global Compact for Migration: cracks in unity of EU representation http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-global-compact-for-migration-cracks.html
Deutsche Welle, 10.12.18: Pact with long-term effects https://p.dw.com/p/39mn1
The Conversation, 11.12.18: Why is Australia adopting the global refugee compact but not the migration compact? http://theconversation.com/explainer-why-is-australia-adopting-the-global-refugee-compact-but-not-the-migration-compact-108167
Swissinfo.ch, 11.12.18: Why do we need the Global Compact for Migration? https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/explainer_why-do-we-need-the-global-compact-for-migration-/44572400
TIME, 10.12.18: Ignore the Lies About the UN Migration Pact. It's the Only Responsible Solution to a Changing World http://time.com/5473969/mary-robinson-un-migration-compact-marrakesh/
Euro|topics, December 2018: What will the UN migration pact change? https://www.eurotopics.net/en/211552/
Politico, 03.01.19: How the UN migration pact got trolled https://www.politico.eu/article/united-nations-migration-pact-how-got-trolled/
openDemocracy: Can Europe Make It?, 18.12.18: Global Compact for Migration – missed opportunities for Europe https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/monica-li/global-compact-for-migration-missed-opportunities-for-europe
Brookings Institution: Blog, 12.12.18: The Global Compact on Migration: Dead on arrival? https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2018/12/12/the-global-compact-on-migration-dead-on-arrival/

News
ERR News: Tag: UN Global Compact on Migration https://news.err.ee/keyword/1219438
Reuters, 31.10.18: Austria backing out of global migration pact https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-un-migrants-austria/austria-backing-out-of-global-migration-pact-idUKKCN1N50JG
Swissinfo.ch, 12.11.18: Swiss ambassador defends UN migration pact https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/international-agreement_swiss-ambassador-defends-un-migration-pact/44537846
Reuters, 13.10.18: U.N. countries agree on pact to manage mass global migration https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-migration-pact/u-n-countries-agree-on-pact-to-manage-mass-global-migration-idUSKBN1K32YW
Reuters, 18.07.18: Hungary to quit U.N. migration pact shunned by Washington https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-europe-migrants-hungary-un/hungary-to-quit-u-n-migration-pact-shunned-by-washington-idUKKBN1K81AU
Reuters, 09.10.18: Poland should quit U.N. migration pact, minister says https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-europe-migrants-poland/poland-should-quit-u-n-migration-pact-minister-says-idUKKCN1MJ1K4
EurActiv, 31.10.18: Commission regrets Austria’s decision not to sign the global migration pact https://www.euractiv.com/section/future-eu/news/commission-regrets-austria-s-decision-not-to-sign-global-migration-pact/
The Guardian, 01.11.18: EU criticises Austria for not signing UN global migration pact https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/01/austria-criticised-not-signing-un-global-migration-compact-european-commission
Reuters, 03.12.17: U.S. quits talks on global migration pact over sovereignty clash https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-migrants-un/u-s-quits-talks-on-global-migration-pact-over-sovereignty-clash-idUKKBN1DX0Q6
Deutsche Welle, 19.11.18: CDU in showdown over UN migration pact https://p.dw.com/p/38Tpq
Politico, 14.11.18: Czech Republic latest EU country to reject UN migration treaty https://www.politico.eu/article/czech-republic-migration-refugees-latest-eu-country-to-reject-united-nations-treaty/
CNN, 21.11.18: Australia joins US, Israel in refusing to sign UN migration pact https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/20/australia/united-nations-migration-pact-intl/index.html
Reuters, 10.12.18: U.N. members adopt global migration pact rejected by U.S. and others https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN1O90V2
Politico, 10.12.18: UN members back controversial migration pact https://www.politico.eu/article/un-migration-charles-michel-viktor-orban-sebastian-kurz-members-back/
The Guardian, 10.12.18: UN states agree historic global deal to manage migration crisis https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/10/un-states-agree-historic-global-deal-to-manage-refugee-crisis
The Times of Israel, 10.12.18: UN conference adopts migration pact; Israel, 6 other countries on fence https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-conference-adopts-migration-pact-israel-6-other-countries-on-fence/
Euronews, 10.12.18: Europe divided over UN migration pact https://www.euronews.com/2018/12/10/europe-divided-over-un-migration-pact
Balkan Insight, 10.12.18: Most Balkan States Adopt UN Migration Pact http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/un-pact-on-migration-disputes-in-balkan-countries-12-10-2018
Deutsche Welle, 10.12.18: UN migration compact formally adopted https://p.dw.com/p/39n3i
France24, 10.12.18: UN to adopt migrant pact hit by withdrawals https://www.france24.com/en/20181210-united-nations-adopt-migrant-pact-hit-withdrawals-usa-belgium
RT, 09.10.18: Divided nations: UN migration pact sows discord as states turn away & face domestic tensions https://www.rt.com/news/446023-un-migration-pact-controversy/
The New York Times, 10.12.18: U.N. Approves Sweeping Deal on Migration, but Without U.S. Support https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/world/europe/un-migration-deal-morocco.html
EurActiv, 20.12.18: Nine EU members stay away from UN migration pact
France24, 19.12.18: UN ratifies global migration pact opposed by US https://www.france24.com/en/20181219-un-general-assembly-global-migration-pact-usa-israel

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UN: OHCHR: Global Compact for Migration https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Migration/Pages/GlobalCompactforMigration.aspx
UN: News, 13.07.18: 'Historic moment' for people on the move, as UN agrees first-ever Global Compact on migration https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/07/1014632
European Commission: What is the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration? [Q&A] http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-18-6417_en.htm
France: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Global Compact on Migration https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/global-compact-on-migration/
UN: News, 09.12.18: In Marrakech, UN chief urges world leaders to ‘breathe life’ into historic global migration pact https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1028031
UN: News, 10.12.18: Governments adopt UN global migration pact to help ‘prevent suffering and chaos’ https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1028041
UN: News, 19.12.18: General Assembly officially adopts roadmap for migrants to improve safety, ease suffering https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1028941

ESO Records
Government crisis in Belgium following dispute on the Global Compact for Migration https://www.europeansources.info/record/belgium-to-continue-with-a-minority-government-after-the-largest-party-quit-over-a-dispute-on-the-global-compact-for-safe-and-orderly-migration/

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