First-Ever Global Compact on Migration

First-Ever Global Compact on Migration

Question: First ever Global Compact on Migration has been adopted at which of the following UN Convention?
(a) Morocco
(b) UAE
(c) Venezuela
(d) Austria
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 10th December, 2018, leaders and delegates of 160 countries participated in a conference supported by the United Nations in Morocco.
  • Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was adopted in this conference.
  • Comprised of 23 objectives — all of which contain a commitment — the Global Compact on Migration outlines actions considered to be relevant policy instruments and best practices alongside measures for implementation, follow-up and review every four years, beginning in 2022.
  • This agreement is based on the objectives and principles of the United Nations Charter.
  • It is important that this global agreement has been adopted for safe, systematic and regular migration after discussion and consultation between United Nations member countries, local officials, civil society and migrants over a year.

Related Provisions:

  • On 18th December, 1990, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an international conference on the rights of all migrant workers and the protection of their family members.
  • In view of the number of growing migrants worldwide, on December 4th, 2000, the UN General Assembly announced to celebrate 18th December, as International Migrants Day.

Links:

https://www.un.org/press/en/2018/dev3375.doc.htm

http://www.un.org/en/events/migrantsday/background.shtml

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