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US Ends Participation in the Global Compact on Migration

US Ends Participation in the Global Compact on Migration

"Many of the provisions of the NY Declaration does not correspond to the policy of the United States in the field of migration and refugees, as well as the principles of the administration of the tramp", explained the diplomatic mission.

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, opposed the withdrawal, according to Foreign Policy.

Under Trump and his "America First" policies, the United States has withdrawn from several global commitments made under the administration of president Barack Obama, including the Paris climate deal.

It will present a framework for comprehensive global cooperation on migrants, set out a range of actionable commitments and tackle issues such as protecting the safety, dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants.

The United States has made a decision to end participation in the UN process to develop a Global Compact on Migration (GCM).

The United States has been part of the talks since they began in April, the outcome of a political declaration in NY by all 193 members of the United Nations past year in favor of protecting the rights of migrants and refugees by assuring their safe resettlement and access to employment and education.

With a record 21.3 million refugees globally, the 193-member U.N. General Assembly adopted a political declaration in September last year in which they also agreed to spend two years negotiating the pact on safe, orderly and regular migration.

"We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter the country", she stressed.

He added that the United States "has the experience and expertise to help ensure that this process leads to a successful outcome". Since he took office in January, he has also moved to ban US entry by people from select Muslim countries.

The announcement comes ahead of a scheduled three-day conference on the Global Compact on December 4-6 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Haley's predecessor Samantha Power mocked the US move.

More recently, the United States pulled out of the Paris-based culture and education body, UNESCO, accusing it of "anti-Israel bias".

"The role of the United States in this process is critical as it has historically and generously welcomed people from all across the globe and remains home to the largest number of worldwide migrants in the world", a spokesperson for UN General Assembly president Miroslav Lajčák said in a statement.

"The president risks isolating the USA for the sake of his own fans - and his own ego", the op-ed said.


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