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Archbishop Auza: Commitment Essential for Progress on Migration

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Archbishop Auza: Commitment Essential for Progress on Migration

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, on February 5, 2018, stressed the need for nations to be committed to progress on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. (GCM).

His comments came during a briefing at the United Nations in New York, following the release of the first draft of the GCM.

During the briefing, the co-facilitators explained that the draft was influenced significantly by the final report from the stocktaking meeting that took place in Puerto Vallarta during phase II of intergovernmental process. The co-facilitators emphasized that the draft reflects Member State interventions made during that phase, striking a careful balance. The draft is also careful to reflect a “€œcommon sense of purpose”€ that can be shared by all Member States. In addition, it seeks to address migration holistically, taking in every possible angle, challenge and concern expressed.

The draft itself is broken down into four sections. The preamble contains the common vision for the compact as well as 10 guiding principles which form its foundation. This is followed by a section on the cooperative framework, which lists 22 objectives that include actionable commitments, moving from the principles laid out in the New York Declaration toward concrete proposals and policies for State led implementation. The document then ends with a section suggesting possible Means of Implementation (MOI) as well as mechanisms for the Follow-up and Review of the GCM.

Archbishop Auza”€™s Statement

Distinguished Co-facilitators,

I thank you.

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