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New Brazilian government pulls out of global migration pact

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Staff Writer | Thursday January 10, 2019 4:48AM ET
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The United Nations received notification from the Brazilian government that it will pull out from the Global Migration Pact, signed in December by the previous administration of Michel Temer, media reports confirmed on Wednesday.


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According to O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper, the news was received at the United Nations with great concern, so the gesture could mean in terms of Brazil's position on issues such as migration, international cooperation and even human rights.

The speed with which the decision was taken at the international agency was interpreted as a sign that President Jair Bolsonaro will promote a change in his relationship with the UN.

The Brazilian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday issued a statement asking its missions at UN and Geneva, in Switzerland, to 'inform the UN Secretary General and the Director General of the International Organization of Migration, respectively, in addition to other parties considered relevant, that Brazil will pull out of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

The message also states that Brazil should not 'participate in any activity related to the agreement or its implementation'.

 

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