A survey of G20 governments – the club of major economies – prepared by IOM at the request of the 2015 Turkish presidency – shows that 15 out of 19 G20 countries want immigration levels increased or maintained at the same level.
The survey, part of a broader forthcoming IOM’s report “How the World... Read more
As numbers of temporary labour migrants have rapidly increased over the past four decades, facilitating international migration has become a highly profitable and multi-faceted business. Human rights defenders, civil society organisations, journalists and academics have consistently exposed... Read more
There has been increased interest in migration and migration policies in the last decade. Several developments at global, regional, subregional and national levels have raised migration issues to the forefront of the political and policy arenas, emphasizing the need for legal frameworks to curtail... Read more
Sweden and IOM’s partnership dates back to 1954. Today, our joint efforts cover almost all aspects of migration governance, including resettlement, family reunification, humanitarian assistance, migration and development, return and reintegration and assistance to victims of trafficking. This... Read more
Canada and IOM’s partnership is global in focus, diverse in thematic focus, and inclusive a growing number of Canadian stakeholders. This publication offers an overview of major areas of cooperation, and highlights key achievements and landmark steps in the evolution of our joint work. From... Read more
The Arab region, lying at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Europe, has long witnessed the ebb and flow of international migration, one of the main factors driving social and economic changes in the Arab region.
The 2015 Situation Report on International Migration is published by the United... Read more
The Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have joined forces and expertise to carry out a study titled “Mainstreaming Migration into Local Development Planning and Beyond,” which aims to provide a thorough analysis of what has been done... Read more
How the World Views Migration provides, for the first time, an insight into public attitudes towards immigration worldwide. The findings presented in the report – based on interviews with over 183,000 adults across more than 140 countries between 2012 and 2014 – represent the first steps towards... Read more
Cross-border labour mobility can contribute to the improved matching of skills and jobs, transfer of knowledge and technology, increased economic productivity and employment creation. While the current economic situation and limited employment opportunities in South-East Europe pose considerable... Read more
The purpose of this handbook was to present a document designed to serve as a guide for people working to promote and strengthen the positive impact of the link between remittances, migration and development. The handbook also promotes the creation of partnerships between members of the diaspora,... Read more
During the last seven years, many governments in the Asia-Pacific region have actively engaged in the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) as participants as well as leaders, driving its direction and continuity. The region’s engagement has clearly had an effect, judging on the themes... Read more