The UN General Assembly voted against the United States through the global refugee contract

The General Assembly today voted to pass the “Global Refugee Contract”, which aims to improve the management of large-scale refugee migration, but the United States and Hungary voted against it.

Agence France-Presse reported that the Global Compact on Refugees was approved by 181 countries, only the United States and Hungary voted against it, and three countries abstained, Dominican Republic, Eritrea and Libya. .

Similar to the Global Compact for Safe (Orderly and Regular Migration), the Global Refugee Contract is not legally binding.

These two global agreements originated from the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2016, with the goal of better handling global migration and refugee migration.

The president of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, told AFP that the agreement would help “strengthen the protection and protection of 25 million refugees around the world” and base it on the sharing of obligations and responsibilities.

He also said: “It is well known that low- and middle-income countries host more than 85% of the world’s refugees. I think we must support the communities and countries that host refugees.”

Reuters reported that the UN Refugee Agency’s annual draft resolution, including the Global Refugee Contract, was first negotiated and reached consensus last month by the UN Human Rights Committee, but the United States is the only country that opposes it.

At that time, the US government pointed out that the content of the draft runs counter to the sovereign interests of the United States.

Credit : https://www.cna.com.tw/news/aopl/201812180101.aspx

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