UN / MIGRATION COMPACT

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With 152 votes in favor, five against and twelve abstentions, the UN General Assembly has endorsed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 19 DECEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Exterior, flags outside UN Headquarters

19 DECEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, GA voting
3. Close up, GA president gavel
4. Various shots, delegates applauding
5. Med shot, GA president speaking
6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the UN General Assembly:
“We need to ensure that migration has a human face and that migration is ultimately safe, orderly and regulated. In order to achieve a United Nations that is more relevant to all people, we must take into account the more than 250 million migrants around the world and its host communities.”
7. Cutaway, Louise Arbour in audience
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary:
“This document describes migration as if it would be the best thing that has ever happened to humanity. But this is not true. Migration is a dangerous phenomenon. Migration proved it was able to destabilize countries of source, countries of transit and proved to put an enormous security risk on countries of destination, among others by creating parallel societies.”
9. Cutaway, delegates
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary:
“We will keep on protecting our borders strongly and strictly and we will not allow anyone to enter the territory of Hungary illegally. Instead of counting [on] migration, we will modernize our education system and we will help families to address challenges either on demography or labor market. And we will preserve Hungary as a Hungarian country.”
11. Cutaway, delegates
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Teodoro Locsin, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Philippines:
“Migration is a shared responsibility of sending, receiving and transit states. No one state can address it alone, nor should any state presume to lead in saying what can and cannot be done about it. That is the reason why the global compact for migration was undertaken, it needed the input of all, or of as many with good intentions towards migrants.”
13. Wide shot, delegates inside GA Hall
14.SOUNDBITE (English) Teodoro Locsin, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Philippines:
“The GCM is a triumph of multilateralism. It is an assertion of sovereignty acting in concert with other sovereignties for humane objectives. But in no ways does it denies any particle of sovereignty’s full extent and reach.”
15.Wide shot, GA Hall
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Veprek, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, United States:
“We believe the Compact and the process that led to its adoption, including the New York Declaration, represent an effort to advance global governance at the expense of the sovereign right of States to manage their immigration systems in accordance with their national laws, policies, and interests. We are concerned that Compact supporters, recognizing the lack of widespread support for a legally-binding international migration convention, seek to use the Compact and its outcomes and objectives as a long-term means of building customary international law or so-called “soft law” in the area of migration.”
17. Wide shot, GA Hall

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With 152 votes in favor, five against and twelve abstentions, the UN General Assembly has endorsed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

The United Nations General Assembly thus officially endorsed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, a non-binding agreement adopted in Marrakech on 10 December by 164 Member States, and described by UN chief António Guterres as a “roadmap to prevent suffering and chaos”.

In her opening remarks, President María Fernanda Espinosa said “we need to ensure that migration has a human face and that migration is ultimately safe, orderly and regulated. In order to achieve a United Nations that is more relevant to all people, we must take into account the more than 250 million migrants around the world and its host communities.”

However, speaking at the GA before the vote, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary said migration is “a dangerous phenomenon” and that “migration proved it was able to destabilize countries of source, countries of transit and proved to put an enormous security risk on countries of destination, among others by creating parallel societies.”

Szijjártó said Hungary “will keep on protecting our borders strongly and strictly” and that “we will preserve Hungary as a Hungarian country.”

Speaking after Szijjártó, Philippine’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin said ““Migration is a shared responsibility of sending, receiving and transit states.”

Locsin said “No one state can address it [migration] alone, nor should any state presume to lead in saying what can and cannot be done about it.”

The Secretary also said the Compact is “a triumph of multilateralism. It is an assertion of sovereignty acting in concert with other sovereignties for humane objectives.”

Voting against the adoption of the GCM, the United States said it represents an effort to advance global governance at the expense of the sovereign right of States to manage their immigration systems in accordance with their national laws, policies, and interests.”

The Global Compact on Migration is the first-ever negotiated global framework on a common approach to international migration in all its dimensions. Though non-legally binding, the Compact is the product of an intensive process of negotiations providing a strong platform for cooperation on migration now and into the future, drawing on best practice and international law, to make migration safe and positive for all.
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