The fifth special anniversary issue of Migration Policy Practice focuses on “safe migration”. Based on the situation in Europe and the neighbouring countries, it explores how data on both “safe” and “unsafe” migration could be collected in a more systematic fashion. The theme of this special issue was chosen, in particular, in response to the growing challenges faced by the international statistical community in finding ways to define and measure “safe” and “unsafe” migration, including within the framework of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was adopted in 2015.
The articles in this issue of Migration Policy Practice, which were first presented and discussed at an international workshop organized by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in June 2016, provide examples of innovative work that is being carried out by IOM, UNICEF and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) to gather data on the risks that migrants face during their journeys and on arrival at their destinations.
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