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NEW YORK DECLARATION FOR REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS. A NEW WORLD PACT TO A SAFE, ORDERLY AND REGULATED MIGRATION – A MORAL AND HUMANITARIAN CHALLENGE

Claudia Elena MARINICĂ

 The issue of migrants and refugees is one of the main topics of interest both in terms of

legislation adopted in this area and the need for alignment of these regulations at national and
international level, and in terms of guaranteeing human rights of these categories of persons that
they should avail themselves of. In this context, the adoption of the Declaration in New York relating
to Refugees and Migrants, on the 19th of September 2016, which also includes a startup World Pact
in order to ensure a safe, orderly and regulated migration following the U.N. Resolution A/RES/71/6
April 2017 2802 regarding the arrangements for intergovernmental negotiation of Global Compact
for a safe, orderly and regulated migration; it represents much more than a moral challenge and
through international humanitarian cooperation constitutes a step towards the harmonization of the
regulatory framework in this field. The observance of the human rights of migrants implies respect
for their dignity as individuals, but also creates conditions for economic and social development,
respect for values such as responsibility, solidarity, humanity and human diversity and, last but not
least, the promoting and guaranteeing human migration in a balanced way.

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