In July 2018 the United Nations finalized a non-binding agreement designed to handle objections by member nations to the mass migration of millions of migrants moving from country to country. It sought to squash national sovereignty concerns by making the migration ‘orderly’. The agreement was approved by all 193 member nations with the exception of the United States.
“Migration is a fact. It has been here for centuries. It is here to stay for centuries more,” said Miroslav Lajčák, president of the U.N. General Assembly. “But we have never had an instrument that helps us to govern, to manage this process. We have been in reactive mode,” he added.
This ‘instrument’ is now falling apart as nations are following President Donald Trump’s lead – several nations have either outright withdrawn from the compact or signaled intent to do so.
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