The world's population is increasingly mobile. As the level of international migration rises, so does its impact on economic, social, cultural and political policies in most countries of the world. The phenomenon of international migration brings into play many sensitive issues of national security and identity, of social change and cultural adaptation, and of economic vitality and development. All of these questions represent important challenges to migration policy makers. The key is not to prevent or obstruct mobility but to better manage it.
The first issue of the series provides an overview of policy fields relevant to the comprehensive and effective management of migration.