Mains Paper2 | Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
The following things are important from UPSC perspective:
Mains level: The USA has withdrawn from United Nations Global Compact on Migration. Migration has become an important topic for Mains.
- The USA has withdrawn itself from a United Nations pact that is, Global Compact on Migration to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it “inconsistent” with its policies.
- But USA would continue its “generosity” in supporting migrants and refugees around the world.
New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants
- In September 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted a non-binding political declaration, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure they have access to education.