The United Nations (UN) has reached an agreement on the refugee crisis, which has become a pressing issue in recent years. The agreement was reached on December 17th, 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco, where representatives from 164 countries gathered to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. This compact outlines a comprehensive approach to managing international migration, including global cooperation on refugee issues.
The refugee crisis is a complex issue that affects millions of people around the world. According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are currently over 70 million refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced persons worldwide. This is the highest number of displaced persons recorded in history, and the numbers continue to grow each year. The refugee crisis is one of the greatest challenges facing the international community today, and the UN agreement is a positive step forward in addressing this issue.
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is a non-binding agreement that sets out principles, commitments, and actions to manage migration in a safe and orderly manner. The compact includes 23 objectives, which cover a variety of issues related to migration. One of the key objectives is to provide a comprehensive approach to the refugee crisis, which includes ensuring that refugees are treated with dignity and respect, and that their human rights are protected. The compact also seeks to increase international cooperation in providing support and assistance to refugees, and to address the root causes of forced migration.
The UN agreement on refugees has been subject to controversy and criticism. Some countries, including the United States, Australia, and Hungary, have withdrawn their support for the compact, citing concerns over issues related to sovereignty and immigration policy. However, the majority of countries have expressed their support for the agreement, recognizing the need for global cooperation in addressing the refugee crisis.
The UN agreement on refugees is an important step forward in addressing the refugee crisis and managing international migration in a safe and orderly manner. However, it is important that countries continue to work together to implement the objectives outlined in the compact, and to provide support and assistance to refugees in need. The refugee crisis is a global issue that requires a global response, and the UN agreement is a positive step towards achieving this goal.