Un Migration Agreement
and… it does not address my concerns. I want zero migration, which is not invited, period. The best way to do this is the Australian way and you don`t need a NON-BINDING diktat to fix this. At the same event, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “myths” about the agreement. The pact is based on the recognition of the need for the whole world to cooperate to manage humanely the current and future massive migratory flows, while taking into account the values of state sovereignty. States may agree to join the agreement at a later date, even if their political climate currently opposes it. Does this mean that non-binding agreements such as the GCM are unnecessary? The history of multilateral diplomacy suggests that opaque agreements can be valuable. For example, Peters cites the example of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (which became the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 1994.
The Western and Soviet blocs developed this non-binding European security framework in 1975 in the form of a “Helsinki Final Act”. It contained clauses on human rights and humanitarian issues that inspired democracy activists in the Warsaw Pact – and liberals like Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev – in the final years of the Cold War. But even today, the OSCE “does not have a founding treaty or an international legal personality.” Seemingly weak degrees can give real results if time is given. Goal 17, which condemns discrimination against migrants, has been criticised for taking measures to “shape the perception of migration”. Dutch MEP Marcel de Graaff raised questions by proposing to compensate news agencies that defend anti-immigration rhetoric and said the pact could be used to criminalize political criticism.  Lithuania: on 4 December 2018, the Lithuanian parliament voted in favour of a resolution recognising the need for international cooperation to address the challenges posed by migration and that no state can solve them alone. He also noted that the pact was not legally binding and that it was the state itself that decided how to implement the objectives of the agreement.  ” Ventilated by gender and age and include information on regular and irregular flows, the economic impact of migration and refugee movements, human trafficking, the needs of refugees, migrants and host communities, as well as other issues.” Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Péter Szijjéré said the General Assembly was on the verge of making a serious mistake by supporting “this unbalanced, biased and migrant-friendly document.”