Pakistan welcomes first ever UN global migration accord

The document differentiates between migrants and refugees


News Desk July 15, 2018
PHOTO COURTESY: RADIO PAKISTAN

Pakistan hailed an agreement on enacting better regulations for monitoring and resolving the migrant crisis on Sunday.


The United Nations accord on 'Global Compact and migration' was drafted and passed in the purview of all UN member states.


Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations Ambassador Dr Maleeha Lodhi remarked that the agreement will strengthen migrant rights and contribute to sustainable development.


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After the 'Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration' draft became a signed agreement, Dr Lodhi appraised the document for being clearly worded and distinctive.


She said that the document differentiates between refugees and migrants and upholds human rights of all migrants, regardless of their status.


Speaking at the world forum, she contended that the true value of this consensus should be realised, all member states must now agree and undertake their shared responsibility for the protection of migrants and guarantee their rights.


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She said that a united approach would realise the immense potential of this agreement which is needed to harness regular migration.


The agreement will be formalised further at an intergovernmental Conference which is scheduled to be held in Marrakesh, Morocco in December.


This article originally appeared in Radio Pakistan.

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