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  General News about Refugees 2019

2019  January

In January 2019
  1. We welcome the adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees!

    It is great to see the member states of the UN General Assembly agreed on a new international framework, the Global Compact on Refugees on 17 December 2018, though the US and Hungary voted 'no' and three others abstained. The Compact is not legally binding, but it has arrangements for follow-up and review conducted through a Global Refugee Forum (GRF) every four years.
    We will have to see how the review is going to work. However, considering the facts that there is no concrete numerical target, that the US did not agree the framework and that almost no Japanese media has covered the news, its impact on Japan's policy on protection of refugees might be limited.


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