Global Compact on Refugees and Obama Unconstitutional Action
Goes way to far in an attempt to destroy our national sovereinty
As part of the follow-up to the 2016 New York Declaration, the High Commissioner for Refugees will propose a Global Compact on Refugees in his annual report to the General Assembly in 2018.
While I usually barely listen to this kind of video, this particular one does give a good bit of information that we should all be aware of.
On September 19, 2016 the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, a landmark political declaration that is directed at improving the way in which the international community responds to large movements of refugees and migrants, as well as to protracted refugee situations.
The New York Declaration sets out a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), with specific actions needed to ease pressure on host countries, enhance refugee self-reliance, expand access to third-country solutions, and support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity. It calls upon UNHCR to apply the framework to particular situations, in close coordination with relevant States and involving other United Nations agencies and stakeholders, and to assess its impact with a view to refining it further.
On the basis of this work, the High Commissioner for Refugees has been requested to propose a ‘global compact on refugees’ in his annual report to the General Assembly in 2018, to be considered by the Assembly at its seventy-third session.
The Global Compact on Refugees
UNHCR envisages that the Global Compact on Refugees will comprise two complementary parts:
- The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, as agreed by Member States in Annex I to the New York Declaration, supplemented by preambular and concluding paragraphs;
- A Programme of Action underpinning the Framework that sets out actions that can be taken—both by Member States andby other relevant stakeholders—to ensure its full implementation.
What are the next steps?
Work towards the Global Compact on Refugees is taking place in cooperation and consultation with Member States another relevant stakeholders, in a number of interconnected areas, including:
- The application of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework to specific countries or situations, including by drawing lessons from existing or past refugee situations;
- Informal thematic discussions to identify the actions that are essential to the type of refugee response envisaged in the New York Declaration and thus inform the application of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and the development of the Global Compact on Refugees. The programme for these discussions will be developed in consultation with Member States and other relevant stakeholders and will utilize existing meetings and processes where possible; and
- Stocktaking will take place in late 2017 (including at the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges in December) to assess progress made, identify lessons learned, and lay the groundwork for the Global Compact on Refugees.
All of this work will be undertaken in accordance with the multi-stakeholder, ‘whole-of-society’ approach endorsed by the General Assembly in the New York Declaration that involves ‘national and local authorities, international organizations, international financial institutions, regional organizations, regional coordination and partnership mechanisms, civil society partners, including faith-based organizations and academia, the private sector, media and the refugees themselves’.
By February 2018 UNHCR will prepare a draft of the Global Compact on Refugees and formal consultation with Member States and other relevant stakeholders will commence.
Following consultations, the Global Compact on Refugees will be presented in the High Commissioner’s 2018 Annual Report to the General Assembly.
A year after the first ever U.N. refugee summit, policy expert Jeff Crisp examines the four key objectives of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework agreed in New York, and the major questions and obstacles that remain to be resolved.
ONE YEAR AGO, 193 members of the United Nations adopted the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, which laid out an action plan for a new era in refugee response.
The U.N. refugee agency has described the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) as a “game changer,” “paradigm shift” and a “milestone for global solidarity and refugee protection.”
WHEN are we going to finally get out from under all the CRAP that Obama has set in motion? How long before his arse is sitting on death row for treason?
Another bomb about ready to explode and for Trump to clean up.
Geez. and of course the cowardly MSM did not bother to post any articles on this that I could find right away – except for PBS, Times Magazine, and Huffington Post.