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OffbeatCountries set to agree UN migration accord, despite walkouts

11:30  10 december  2018
11:30  10 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Top U . N . officials and government leaders from about 150 countries are uniting around an agreement on migration , while finding themselves on the defensive about the non-binding deal amid criticism and a walkout from the United States and some other countries .The Global

countries are uniting around an agreement on migration , while finding themselves on the defensive about the non-binding deal amid criticism and a walkout the U.S. and a few other nations , nearly 85 percent of U . N . member states agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe

Countries set to agree UN migration accord, despite walkouts © FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images A picture taken on December 9, 2018, shows the site of the UN Migration Conference in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh. MARRAKECH, Morocco — Top U.N. officials and government leaders from about 150 countries are uniting around an agreement on migration, while finding themselves on the defensive about the non-binding deal amid criticism and a walkout from the United States and some other countries.

The Global Compact for Migration has proven a test for globally minded policymakers who want to ensure safe and orderly migration of people displaced by issues like war, economic necessity and climate change.

They have run into stiff political headwinds, mostly in parts of the West that want national borders to remain sacrosanct.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel joins U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres among the biggest names in Marrakech for the two-day conference that is set to agree, but not sign, the compact by acclamation shortly after the opening Monday.

Why are people protesting against UN migrant pact?.
A new UN pact on global migration is proving highly controversial across Europe. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Supporters of the agreement say it will foster co-operation and improve the handling of millions of migrants but critics fear it will encourage more illegal migration. Protests held against the agreement in Brussels turned violent and it's led to the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, offering his resignation.

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