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Jakarta Post

Welcoming global compact for migration

  • Kamapradipta Isnomo


Jakarta   /   Wed, December 5, 2018   /  03:12 pm
Welcoming global compact for migration Migrants from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the US, in Tijuana, Mexico. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Dignitaries from all over the world are expected to gather in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Dec. 10 and 11 to witness the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. A truly historic milestone for the Global Compact is the first document on global migration ever concluded under the auspices of the United Nations. 

The adoption would cap a global process that was formally started by the adoption of “The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants” in 2016. The subsequent processes saw the convening of various regional consultations, followed by inter-governmental negotiations in New York in 2018.

Indonesia has actively participated in all stages of the Global Compact’s preparation. Several solid reasons exist for why the Global Compact is critical for Indonesia and why all UN member states must support it.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.