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30 Sep 2015

International Migration and Development: Contributions and Recommendations of the International System

This publication has been prepared by the UN system organizations and related international entities as input to the second UN General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on 3 and 4 October 2013. 

The individual chapters illustrate the work undertaken by the various contributors in support of migrants, their families, and societies touched by migration. The agency chapters draw the attention of policymakers and practitioners to tools, guides and good practices in the area of international migration and development.

The book also offers some unique insights into the growing coherence of action among these key international players in the migration field. The collaboration among the agencies represented in this book reflects ongoing efforts to advance global understanding and inter-agency cooperation on migration. The book thus helps to fill a gap in knowledge about the “international system” around migration.

This is a publication of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination, coordinated by UNFPA and IOM, in collaboration with the Global Migration Group and other members of the Chief Executives Board, as well as the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants and the NGO Committee on Migration. The book includes a preface by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface by Ban Ki-moon (United Nations Secretary General)
  • Foreword by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin (UNFPA Executive Director) and William Lacy Swing (IOM Director General)
  • List of acronyms
  • Chapter 1. The international system working as one
  • Chapter 2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Chapter 3. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • Chapter 4. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Chapter 5. The International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Chapter 6. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Chapter 7. The International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Chapter 8. NGO Committee on Migration
  • Chapter 9. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Chapter 10. United Nations regional commissions
  • Chapter 11. Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants
  • Chapter 12. UN Women
  • Chapter 13. United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
  • Chapter 14. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • Chapter 15. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • Chapter 16. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
                        Population Division (UN DESA)
  • Chapter 17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Chapter 18. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Chapter 19. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Chapter 20. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Chapter 21. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Chapter 22. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Chapter 23. United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  • Chapter 24. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Chapter 25. Universal Postal Union (UPU)
  • Chapter 26. World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Chapter 27. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Chapter 28. World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • Chapter 29. The World Bank