MARRAKECH, Morocco — Delegates to a U.N. conference are laying out commitments to fight people trafficking and boost economic opportunities in the wake of pledging to co-operate on safe, orderly and humane migration.
Day two of the meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, on Tuesday comes a day after 164 countries adopted by acclamation the Global Compact on Migration, but with the notable absence of some countries including the United States.
High-level government envoys including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who attended Monday, have been at pains to dispel what they say is false information circulating about the nonbinding pact — such as claims it would force governments to accept migrants.
Proponents say the accord above all aims to monitor people flows, organize co-operation between states on managing human movements and prevent disorderly migration that threatens many lives.
The Associated Press