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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… Read More
Published to coincide with local mailings of IOM News, the North American Supplement informs about additional issues of particular interest to readers in the region, including updates on IOM activities. IOM North American Supplement is published in English only.
The International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) booklet features all IDM publications, reporting on the results of the events and research carried out within the framework of the IDM. Included in this Red Book Series are summaries of the IOM Council sessions.
This paper provides a state-of-the-art literature review and is intended to stimulate discussions around some of the most salient issues concerning the relationship between migration, return, and development. It outlines the operational framework and research strategy that will be used to… Read More
There is a new willingness in a growing number of European countries to adopt a more innovative approach to returning rejected asylum-seekers and irregular migrants, through trying more explicitly to link return with reintegration and development assistance. Some countries, such as France, the… Read More
Over the past ten years, there has been a significant increase in the number of regional consultative processes focusing on migration. These non-binding fora bring representatives of states, civil society and international organizations together at the regional level to discuss migration-related… Read More
The Psychosocial and Trauma Response Programme for Displaced Persons and Refugees from Kosovo (PTR) was initiated in the refugee camps in Albania after the outbreak of violence in April 1999. Following the massive, spontaneous return of the refugees upon the resolution of the conflict, the project’… Read More
In the experience documented in this volume, history represents the important component of a more complex interdisciplinary intervention, one where the principal prospective was, and still is, the psychological recovery/support of a community. In what way does history and its guarantors fit into… Read More
International migration is at an all-time high. However, government officials, policy makers, NGO advocates, academic researchers and international agencies have only recently begun to consider the human rights dimension of migration. Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed over 50… Read More
Binational Study: The State of Migration Flows between Costa Rica and NicaraguaAnalysis of the Economic and Social Implications for both Countries
This study aims to “aid the Costa Rican and Nicaraguan Governments to formulate policies that promote migration as a national and regional agent of human development”. It assesses the economic impact of Nicaraguan migration on their respective economies in terms of productivity levels, employment,… Read More
In Search of Dreams: Study on the Situation of the Trafficked Women and Children from Bangladesh and Nepal to India
To enhance better understanding of the dynamics of regional trafficking and to assist victims which will help to develop a regional strategy to prevent trafficking, International Organization for Migration initiated a comprehensive research in 1999.
The research was conducted through structured interviews with returning trafficked women, in-depth case studies of victims and traffickers, observations, and semi-structured interviews with key informants. In addition, the research made use of a literature review of secondary sources and analysis… Read More