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Jamaica adopts UN resolution on international migration

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 11:02 AM
His Excellency Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations at the Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, which was held from December 10-11 - Contributed photo.

Jamaica has adopted the United Nations' Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

The resolution was adopted at the UN's Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, which was held from December 10-11.

It received the unanimous support of the 162 countries in attendance.

The Global Compact is the first intergovernmental negotiated agreement, under the auspices of the UN, on international migration.

It represents a non-legally binding political commitment intended to serve as a guide for enhanced management of migration at the local, national, regional and global levels.

Jamaica’s delegation was led by His Excellency Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations, who delivered the national statement during the general debate of the Conference.

It is expected that the resolution will be considered later this month by the United Nations General Assembly.

The conference was held against the backdrop of divergent views among countries on what is viewed as an increasingly politically sensitive issue. 

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