A global phenomenon such as migration requires a multilateral response. How many times have we heard in Italy this reference to Europe, to the point of having become almost a litany. Now something has moved, not in the EU where the 27 countries remain divided on the extension of the Sofia mission of military struggle to smugglers, on the reform of the Dublin Treaty (which obliges to request the status of asylum in the first port state) and on the redistribution of migrants between 27. A division also confirmed at the last Council of Ministers of the Interior, last Thursday. Meanwhile, however, yesterday in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the international conference of the United Nations 164 countries have signed the “Global compact for migration” which for the first time tackles the phenomenon by joining forces. The document has a limit: it is not binding. But it has a merit: it recognizes problems and possible solutions.