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Czech Republic: Countries and Assembly Resolution

czech republic: But the escalating debate over people leaving their home countries for new ones has sparked increasing opposition and reservations among the U.N.'s 193 member states, according to CTV. The General Assembly resolution endorsing the compact was approved by a vote of 152-5, with Israel, the Czech Republic and Poland also voting no and 12 countries abstaining. The Global Compact for Migration, the first international document dealing with the issue, is not legally binding. The vote in favour of the resolution was lower than the 164 countries that approved the agreement by acclamation at a conference in Marrakech, Morocco, earlier this month. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the resolution's adoption, saying the compact provides a platform for international co-operation that points the way toward humane and sensible action to benefit countries of origin, transit and destination as well as migrants themselves. The compact represents a UN-led effort to give migrants seeking economic opportunity a chance to find it and to have authorities crack down on the often dangerous and illegal movements of people across borders that have turned human smuggling into a worldwide industry. ( As reported in the news.