Saturday, December 2, 2017

BREAKING: US pulls out of UN pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations



The administration of President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it "inconsistent" with its policies, the US mission to the global body announced Saturday.

"Today, the US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN Secretary-General that the United States is ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration," the Americans said in a statement.

In September 2016, the 193 members of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a non-binding political declaration, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure they have access to education and jobs.

"The New York Declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with US immigration and refugee policies and the Trump Administration's immigration principles. As a result, President Trump determined that the United States would end its participation in the Compact process that aims to reach international consensus at the UN in 2018," the US statement said.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the country would continue its "generosity" in supporting migrants and refugees around the world, but that "our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone."

"We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country. The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with US sovereignty."

Under Trump and his "America First" policies, the United States has withdrawn from several global commitments made under the administration of president Barack Obama, including the Paris climate deal.

More recently, American pulled out of the Paris-based culture and education body, UNESCO, accusing it of "anti-Israel bias.”

AFP
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Adeola,

    I commend your truthfulness in hitting heart of the matter on "Keeping it real".

    Here is a story you should present on your show. This story should be an inspiration to young Nigerians who are perishing in the Mediterranean Sea or enslaved in Libya: If a street beggar can become a legal practitioner in Nigeria, there is hope for young Nigerians in Nigeria. Given the current global economic situation, Europe and America are not the proverbial greener grass.

    As former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt said: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

    Ex-UNILAG beggar becomes lawyer, thanks PUNCH

    http://punchng.com/ex-unilag-beggar-becomes-lawyer-thanks-punch/

    Street beggar qualifies as lawyer, honoured by Reps

    http://newsexpressngr.com/news/detail.php?news=47125

    Keep up the good work!

    Mike Adeniyi
    mgadeniyi@aol.com

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