Austria to back out of world migration agreement, following U.S., Hungary

Austrian government just as the United States and Hungary will not support a United Nations migration pact as Vienna does not agree to what it sees as an attempt to redefine legal and illegal migration.

Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports on Thursday, November 1, that the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 member nations except the United States, and is expected to be signed in Morocco in December.

«Austria will not join the U.N. migration pact. We view some points of the migration pact very critically, such as the mixing up of seeking protection with labor migration,» explained Kurz, who argues that migrants rescued in the Mediterranean should not be brought straight to Europe.

U.N. Special Representative for International Migration Louise Arbour argued by describing the move as regrettable and mistaken and said the compact simply aimed to improve the management of cross-border movements of people.

Hungary’s government has also stated it would not sign the final document and Poland has said it was also considering the same move.

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