Only two of the boxes light up on the end of red - two red dots between 181 green fields in the result of the vote on new UN refugee Pact. With this overwhelming majority, the United Nations voted after the adoption of the Migrationspakts in Morocco for a further Pact on the subject. It is intended to give refugees sometimes have better access to schools, work, and health care. Only the United States and Hungary voted no. Three countries abstained, and seven of the session on Monday stayed away.
Almost without a whimper, the vote in the UN-chamber on the stage, in a matter of minutes between the debates on the Rights of Indigenous and human trafficking. Germany's Deputy Ambassador Jürgen Schulz took nevertheless the word: only once in a Generation, the world could turn to the issue of refugees as a new Chapter. The 21-page Agreement was not only an opportunity, but "historical necessity," said Schulz.
Legally binding, the so-called "Global Refugee Compact is not negotiated", in September 2016, as well as the migration Pact. For dealing with refugees, the provisions of the 1951 Geneva refugee Convention and other international agreements shall continue to apply. Specific requirements about how many refugees should take a country, does not he also.
representatives of right-wing parties, and the camp had made against the Convention mood. Nationalists, populists and extreme-Right would have incorrectly disseminated information about the Pact, informed the Norwegian refugee assistance (NRC). The Pact is but the attempt of fleeing people, "in a civilized manner and protect it with some sense," tweeted NRC Secretary General Jan Egeland.
Germany meets most of the requirements
In Germany, had spoken to the AfD, for example, "the irresponsible plans" of a looming "wave of immigration". Germany, however, the majority of the requirements of the Pact. Other States would implement it consistently, could Germany become, in terms of refugees, even relieved.
"This package opens a back door for the arrival of migrants in Europe", said Hungary's foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, whose Delegation to the UN voted against the Pact. The Czech Republic agreed unexpectedly, although the head of government of Andrej Babis, had rejected him in an Interview on the same day, strictly. From diplomatic circles it was said that the social-democratic coalition partner, the CSSD can change the minds of have the populist Prime Minister, even in the short term.
The refugee Pact in order to strengthen poverty and low income-influenced countries that receive many refugees. 80 percent of refugees worldwide live in only ten countries, most of them in Turkey, in Pakistan, Uganda and Lebanon. Also, Germany is one of these ten countries.
the success of the Pact is to be drawn from 2019, every four years at Ministerial level in balance. In this "Global Refugee Forum" States should also make Commitments to financial and material assistance, as well as opportunities for resettlement. From 2023 should be checked in this context whether previous Commitments have been met.More about
UN refugee Pact "Commitments voluntarily made his"Jan Dirk herbermann
by the end of 2017, it is according to the UN, the world 68.5 million refugees, of which about 40 million Displaced people were in their own country. (dpa)