UN / GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION

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After more than a year of discussions and consultations among Member States, local officials, civil society and migrants themselves, the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalized on Friday. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 13 JULY 2018, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

13 JULY 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press conference dais
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Louise Arbour, Special Representative for International Migration:
“It is a bout people. This is not a free trade agreement, it is not about the movement of capital and goods, and you cannot treat the issues of the autonomy of people in the same way that you treat some of these other issues, even though all of them have huge economic impact. So, it’s people centred, and finally, it’s forward looking. There will be a lot of questions of what this Compact can deliver tomorrow. Well, actually, it can deliver quite a bit. But it also looks over the horizon.”
5. Med shot, cameraman
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Louise Arbour, Special Representative for International Migration:
“What I hope to see in Marrakesh is an opening to a much, much more broader constituency on the basis of a text that is very rich, that has 23 objectives, it has a huge series of all kinds of actions. Some very technical, on portability of earned benefits by migrant workers, ranging from that to reduction of detention initiatives with respect to migratory status. Lots of things. Marrakesh should be the venue where these will start to be unpacked, with states and other partners coming in with, as I said, innovative practices, commit pledges and commitments. I Think it’s going to be another very big, giving life, I think, to this document.”
7. Med shot, journalists
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President, United Nations General Assembly:
“Obviously it would be much better if the US were a part of this effort, at the same time we still have 192 countries that agreed on the text of the compact and we keep the door open for the United States to come back.”
9. Wide shot, dais
10. Wide shot, Trusteeship Council
11. Various shots, Mexican Ambassador Juan José Gómez Camacho and Swiss Ambassador Jürg Lauber hit the gavel
12. Wide shot, audience applause
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Louise Arbour, Special Representative for International Migration:
“For migrants, for the communities in which they settle and for the people they leave behind, the Global Compact presents a blueprint for hope. Human mobility will be with us, as it has always been. Its chaotic, dangerous exploitative aspects cannot be allowed to become a new normal.”
14. Wide shot, Trusteeship Council

STORYLINE:

After more than a year of discussions and consultations among Member States, local officials, civil society and migrants themselves, the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalized on Friday.

Louise Arbour, Special Representative for International Migration, told reporters the agreement “is about people,” adding that “you cannot treat the issues of the autonomy of people in the same way that you treat some of these other issues, even though all of them have huge economic impact.”

The agreement will be formally adopted by Member States at an Intergovernmental Conference, which will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 10 and 11 December.

Arbour said, “what I hope to see in Marrakesh is an opening to a much, much more broader constituency on the basis of a text that is very rich, that has 23 objectives, it has a huge series of all kinds of actions.”

She said Marrakesh “should be the venue where these will start to be unpacked, with states and other partners coming in with, as I said, innovative practices, commit pledges and commitments.”

Asked about the United States’ non-participation in the agreement, General Assembly President, Miroslav Lajčák said, “obviously it would be much better if the US were a part of this effort, at the same time we still have 192 countries that agreed on the text of the compact and we keep the door open for the United States to come back.”

Earlier, after co-facilitators, Mexican Ambassador Juan José Gómez Camacho and Swiss Ambassador Jürg Lauber, hit the gavel marking the agreement, Arbour said “for migrants, for the communities in which they settle and for the people they leave behind, the Global Compact presents a blueprint for hope. Human mobility will be with us, as it has always been. Its chaotic, dangerous exploitative aspects cannot be allowed to become a new normal.”
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