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The fiftieth anniversary session of the IOM Council in November 2001 offered an opportunity for the international community to reflect upon five decades of migration management and to prepare for the new challenges posed by migration at the start of the twenty-first century.
International Dialogue on Migration No. 7 - Managing the Movement of People: What Can Be Learned for Mode 4 of the GATS
The seminar on Trade and Migration, held in Geneva in October 2004, was co-sponsored by IOM, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. This event was a follow up to the November 2003 Trade and Migration seminar organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, IOM and… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 13 - Free Movement of Persons in Regional Integration Processes
Global trade liberalization has mainly focused on facilitating, to the broadest degree possible, the movement of capital, goods and services, rather than the movement of people. Although migration is an increasingly global issue, recognized as holding considerable potential for economic and social… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 16 - Human Rights and Migration: Working Together for Safe, Dignified and Secure Migration
Human rights, as expressed in international and regional instruments, have entered all spheres of policymaking and migration is no exception. Nevertheless, migrants continue to be disproportionately affected by human rights violations. This is due principally to their status as non-nationals in the… Read More
Migration is a catalyst for social change. It creates spaces for interaction between migrants and communities of origin, transit and destination and provokes changes in societies’ social structures, identities, attitudes, norms and practices. In an era in which mobility patterns are becoming… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 21 - Protecting Migrants during Times of Crisis: Immediate Responses and Sustainable Strategies
This publication contains the report and supplementary materials of a workshop on 'Protecting Migrants during Times of Crisis: Immediate Responses and Sustainable Strategies' which was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 13 and 14 September 2012.
International Dialogue on Migration N°22 - Diasporas and Development: Bridging Societies and States(Diaspora Ministerial Conference International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) 18–19 June 2013)
The Diaspora Ministerial Conference held on 18–19 June 2013 is a landmark in the history of the global debate on migration and development. Amid the flurry of international events leading up to the 2nd United Nations High Level Dialogue (HLD) on International Migration and Development in October… Read More