Highlights of the story
- The goal of the compact is to defend the rights of migrants
- "We will decide how to better control our border," says United States
The United States has been part of the Declaration of New York for refugees and Migrants since it was formed last year. The declaration aims to guarantee the rights of migrants, help them to resettle and provide them with access to education and employment.
Call for negotiation of a global pact on migration, which is expected to be adopted next year.
In explaining its withdrawal on Saturday, USA UU He said the pact contains provisions that are inconsistent with the nation's immigration policies.
While the United States is proud of its leadership on migration and refugee issues, the global approach is not compatible with the nation's sovereignty, according to Nikki Haley, United States ambbadador to the UN.
Haley said Trump made the decision and emphasized that Americans should determine their own immigration policies.
"Our decisions on immigration policies should always be made by Americans and by Americans alone," he said. "We will decide how to better control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country."
The president of the UN General Assembly expressed regret at the decision of the United States, saying that no nation can manage international migration alone.
"The role of the United States in this process is critical as it has historically and generously welcomed people from all over the world and continues to be home to the largest number of international migrants in the world," said the president of the General Assembly of the UN Miroslav Lajčák in a prayer.
"As such, he has the experience and experience to help ensure that this process leads to a successful outcome."
The participation of the United States in the process began last year "following the decision of the Obama Administration to join the UN in New York Declaration on migration," according to the United States Mission to the UN.
The withdrawal occurs days before a world conference on migration that begins Monday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Richard Roth of CNN and Tina Burnside contributed to this report