UN States Adopt Global Compact On Refugees

The U.N. General Assembly voted nearly unanimously to adopt a framework to strengthen the international response to the global refugee crisis. The United States and Hungary were the only two nations that voted against the Global Compact on Refugees, while 181 countries voted in favor. The Dominican Republic, Eritrea, and Libya abstained.

The Compact comprises:

i) An introduction setting out its background, guiding principles and objectives;

ii) The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework;

iii) A Programme of Action setting out concrete measures to help meet the objectives of the Compact; and

iv) Arrangements for follow-up and review.

Source: UN.Org

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