Only Hungary’s far-right government vote with United States as Donald Trump’s administration finds itself increasingly isolated over concerns about promotion of abortion and plan to address global refugee crisis
Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in New York on 19 September, 2017. He used his address to world leaders to lay out his drive to protect US sovereignty
Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in New York on 19 September, 2017. He used his address to world leaders to lay out his drive to protect US sovereignty.
Only Hungary backed the United States in a vote at the United Nations General Assembly against a non-binding agreement that provides greater support for countries where most of the world’s more than 25 million refugees live.
Meanwhile, 181 countries voted in favour of the annual resolution on the work of the UN refugee agency, while Libya, the Dominican Republic and Eritrea abstained.
The Global Compact on Refugees also strengthens shared responsibility to help those who are forced to flee their countries because of conflict or persecution.
The resolution has generally been approved by consensus for more than 60 years.
UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi called the compact “historic” in a tweet, adding: ”It is the biggest effort to broadly share refugee responsibilities that I have witnessed in 34 years of work with refugees.” Read more