10 December 2018
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights"
The Intergovernmental Conference, which convened under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly on 10-11 December in Marrakesh, Morocco, was opened by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. At the Conference, 164 countries formally adopted The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), which sets out a common, comprehensive approach to international migration that directly affects some 258 million people who now live in a different country to the one they were born in. The Socialist International was represented at the conference by its Secretary General, Luis Ayala.