The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon kisses a Refugee Olympic Team supporter Sivan Ponet, 2, during a photo call at United Nations Headquarters in the Manhattan borough New York, U.S., August 3, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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U.N. member states have rejected a U.N. proposal to resettle 10 percent of the world's refugees annually as part of a new global effort to tackle the worst refugee crisis since World War II.A document adopted late Tuesday failed to include the resettlement proposal from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that would have been the centerpiece of a U.N. summit on refugees in New York on Sept. 19 . Under Ban's proposal, world leaders were to agree on a new "global compact on responsibility-sharing" to address the refugee crisis and launch talks on a second agreement on migration.Following weeks of negotiations, the proposed resettlement goal of 10 percent of world refugees was deleted from the document and replaced by a general pledge to take in more refugees.
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