The United Nations Has Reached a Global Migration Pact

UN+Secretary-General+Ant%C3%B3nio+Guterres+and+UN+Special+Representative+for+International+Migration%2C+Louise+Arbour+at+the+opening+of+Global+Compact+for+Migration+Conference+in+Marrakech%2C+Morocco.+
Back to Article
Back to Article

The United Nations Has Reached a Global Migration Pact

UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour at the opening of Global Compact for Migration Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour at the opening of Global Compact for Migration Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour at the opening of Global Compact for Migration Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour at the opening of Global Compact for Migration Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

Matty Mendez, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






To manage the recent global migration crisis, 164 state delegations have agreed upon a non-binding international policy. The pact is merely groundwork for the initiative in sustaining and maintaining a decorum in a widespread issue. It is though, an agreed upon step onward in the handling of a rise in worldwide immigration.

Of the 164 nation states that signed the agreement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was perhaps the most vocal of her support and the necessity of a bill like this. Merkel allowed over 1 million individuals seeking refuge in her country in recent years and argued that it is “worth it to fight for this pact.” Chancellor Merkel’s unwavering support in the pact is challenged by Trump’s complete apathy in the matter.

Trump has pressed for American sovereignty and borderline isolationism with a strong, unobscurable motivation for the strongest borders possible. President Trump has gone so far recently as to threaten to downright shut down the government if this inaction on matters his championed ‘great wall’ continues.

The only significant entity preempting the collaborative code of conduct in our migration crisis is the neurotic nation that, at every turn, has placed an emphasis on the discussion of the issue. Howbeit, if it is not done to President Trump’s desire, let it not be done at all.