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Global vows to millions of migrants and refugees still largely unfulfilled

The latest figures show the vast majority of the world's 8 billion inhabitants prefer to stay within their nation of birth. But almost 1-in-20 are on the move away from their home.

The U.N. approved two global treaties in Dec. 2018 intended to help refugees and migrants.
The U.N. approved two global treaties in Dec. 2018 intended to help refugees and migrants. (AN/Julie Ricard/Unsplash)

UNITED NATIONS (AN) – In the four years since the U.N. General Assembly approved back-to-back treaties to ensure the humane movement of people, just 46% of the U.N.'s 193 member nations pledged more help for migrants and only 15% of the promises to refugees have been fulfilled.

That’s according to the United Nations’ latest dashboards with figures on the status of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees, both of which were overwhelmingly approved by the assembly during two separate votes in December 2018.

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