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UN migration pact adopted in Marrakesh meeting

Over 150 countries around the world on Monday adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

The compact, which was agreed upon by UN Member States in July, 2018, was adopted at the UN Intergovernmental Conference focusing on migration attended by top officials from 150 countries.

This document is the first inter-governmentally negotiated agreement to cover all dimensions of international migration.

During the two-day conference, the participants will also discuss means to better manage international migration, address its challenges, and strengthen migrants’ rights.

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