International Migration, Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia

Number of Pages: 
37
Year: 
2001
Electronic copy only
Description: 

The twenty-first century promises to be a new age of migration. Intensifying international migration pressures present many societies with major policy dilemmas; most countries of the world are becoming more multiculrtural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-lingual. These changes challenge governments and civil socitey to accommodate and gain from this diversity in ways which promote peace and respect for human rights. One in every fifty human beings - more thatn 150 million persons - live outside their countries of origin as migrants or refugees. They are highly vulnerable to racism, xenophobia and discrimination.

Table of contents: 
  • Preface by Heads of Agencies
  • Core Principles for Action
  • Introduction: Issues for Discussion
  • The Migration Process
  • Treatment of Migrants
  • The Response Required
  • Conclusion
  • Annex 1: Mechanisms, Measures and Policies Against Discrimination
  • Endnotes
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