Migration Initiatives is the main publication illustrating both the wide scope of IOM activities and the impact that the Organization aims to have in migration governance worldwide. For the first time ever, Migration Initiatives 2016 is structured around the Migration Governance Framework principles and objectives to provide a comprehensive look at what IOM stands for and its contribution to impro... Read more
Despite the political discourse on migration becoming an important issue in the global development agenda, the mental and physical health implications for left-behind children of migrant workers have received less attention. The current evidence base on the health impacts of labour migration, both for migrants and their families, also remains weak. The health impact on families left behind is espe... Read more
Lessons Learned from South Sudan Protection of Civilian Sites 2014-2015 is a snapshot and analysis of the formulation and administration of protection of civilian sites gathered from interviews of IDPs, stakeholders, partners and decision makers.  Violence broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, forcing tens of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to seek protection at UN peacekeepi... Read more
Nous vivons dans un monde qui ne cesse de s’urbaniser. En 2014, plus de 54 % de la population mondiale habitait dans des zones urbaines. D’ici à 2050, la population urbaine devrait passer de 3,9 milliards de personnes aujourd’hui à quelque 6,4 milliards de personnes. La migration est un moteur important de cette évolution, qui transforme les villes en des lieux de vie caractérisés par une grande d... Read more
We live in a world which is becoming increasingly urban. Over 54 per cent of people across the globe were living in urban areas in 2014. The current urban population of 3.9 billion is expected to grow to some 6.4 billion by 2050. Migration is driving much of the increase in urbanization, making cities much more diverse places in which to live. Nearly one in five of all migrants live in the world’s... Read more
Vivimos en un mundo cada vez más urbano. En 2014, más del 54% de los habitantes del planeta residía en zonas urbanas. Es de prever que para 2050 la población urbana, que actualmente asciende a 3.900 millones de personas,alcance unos 6.400 millones. La migración propulsa la creciente urbanización, lo que contribuye a una gran diversificación de las ciudades. Prácticamente uno de cada cinco migrante... Read more
How the World Views Migration provides, for the first time, an insight into public attitudes towards immigration worldwide. The findings presented in the report – based on interviews with over 183,000 adults across more than 140 countries between 2012 and 2014 – represent the first steps towards understanding the lenses through which people view immigration at a global level. Adults surveyed in Ga... Read more
This edition of Migration Policy Practice focuses on a range of themes, namely, migration and IT connectivity, the labour immigration system of Sweden, new migration and development strategies, and migration trends in the Arab region. The first article describes the ways in which information and communications technology revolution enables the creation of faster and more affordable unregulated mig... Read more
Climate change is a key concern for the international community. The links to environmental degradation and human mobility are increasingly understood, leading to calls for data on environmental migrants. However, meaningful data only exist on persons newly displaced by disasters within countries, as the environment being one of the several factors in the decision to migrate compounds the difficul... Read more