The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will be formally adopted at a UN conference in Morocco on December 10-11, according to a UN press release.
"It does not encourage migration, nor does it aim to stop it. It is not legally binding. It does not dictate. It will not impose. And it fully respects the sovereignty of States," UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak said.
He described the deal as "the first comprehensive framework on migration the world has ever seen." It draws on 18 months of negotiations on how to draw out the benefits of migration and mitigate the risks.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he looked to working with all 193 UN member states to implement the agreement to "make migration work for all."