A Monegasque delegation led by Patrice Cellario, Government Counselor Minister of the Interior, participated in the High-level Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. It was held in Marrakech, on December 10th and 11th, 2018.
The draft Covenant, the adoption of which was decided in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants of the United Nations General Assembly of 19 September 2016, was approved by 190 member states on July 13th, 2018, after several months of consultations and negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations.
This document is the first comprehensive frame of reference covering all dimensions of international migration and applies to all forced migration, including displacements resulting from climate change.
A non-binding document, the Global Compact on Migration aims to promote international cooperation to manage the phenomenon of migration, while respecting the sovereign right of states, in order to promote legal migration routes and combat irregular migration.
In his speech, Mr Cellario recalled Monaco’s commitment to multilateralism, cooperation and international solidarity.
Monaco’s support for the Covenant underscored the Principality’s commitment to respect and promote the rights of the most vulnerable in the context of migration, particularly migrant women and children, the fight against human trafficking and smuggling, the promotion of inclusive societies and the fight against the effects of climate change.