The draft agreement in 23 objectives and commitments. This includes collecting and using accurate and anonymised data to develop an evidence-based migration policy, ensuring that all migrants have proof of identity, improving the availability and flexibility of regular migration, promoting cooperation in the prosecution of missing migrants and saving lives, to ensure migrants` access to basic services and to provide: Provisions for the full integration of migrants and social cohesion.  Denmark: On 27 November, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen declared that he supported the agreement, but that his government would form a coalition of European countries to create an opt-out.  The pact does not provide for a mandatory number of migrants to be received by a country. The pact “protects the right of each state to determine its own immigration policy, including in areas such as asylum, border controls and the repatriation of illegal migrants,” said Lord Bates, Minister of State at the Department for International Development. Finland: The Finnish government approved the final draft in Marrakesh in 2018 and voted in favour of the pact at the United Nations.  The only party to challenge the treaty was the Finnish opposition party.  Belgium: In Belgium, the ruling N-VA party, including its Secretary of State for Migration Theo Francken, opposed participation, while the other three ruling parties remained supportive, creating a political stalemate.  All parties (N-VA, OpenVLD, CD&V and MR) were indeed in agreement on the pact and Charles Michel announced Belgium`s positive position at the UN General Assembly on 27 September 2018.
 Unfavourable election results for the N-VA and Austria`s position on the pact caused the N-VA`s position to change. On 4th December Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced that the issue would be put to a vote in Parliament.  On 5 December, Parliament voted in favour of the agreement by 106 votes to 36.  Michel said he would support the pact on behalf of Parliament and not on behalf of the divided government.  As a result, the N-VA left the government; the other three parties continued as a minority government (Michel II), which lasted a week and led to the fall of the Belgian government on 18 December 2018.   One statement then stated that the agreement was incompatible with U.S. sovereignty and that “our immigration policy decisions must always be made by Americans and Americans alone.” The Global Compact includes 23 goals for better migration management at the local, national, regional and global levels. The pact: The government has made it clear that the UN agreement will not change Britain`s ability to define its own migration policy.
But not all countries agree with the fundamental principles of the pact and have not spoken out loud. The President of the General Assembly, Miroslav Laj?ák, described the agreement as a “historic moment” and stressed that “it does not promote migration and does not aim to put an end to it”. It is not legally binding. It is not dictated. It will not impose. And it fully respects the sovereignty of States.  The United States, under President Donald Trump, also argues that multinational agreements in general, and these in particular, run counter to the sovereign power of some governments. Latvia: 6 On 22 December 2018, the Latvian parliament voted in favour of rejecting the pact.  The pact is based on the awareness that the whole world must cooperate to humanely manage current and future massive migratory flows, taking into account the values of state sovereignty. . .