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International Migration is a refereed bimonthly review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on current migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, and sociologists all over the world. The journal is edited by Koç University and published and distributed by Wiley. The… Read More
The IOM Regional Strategy for Asia and the Pacific identifies the key migration trends and patterns in the Asia-Pacific region and offers comprehensive strategies to address each core issue. Recognizing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region, the regional strategy aims to cater… Read More
Study on Remittance Regulatory Frameworks and Accessibility of Regular Remittance Channels of the Colombo Process Member States
The Study on Remittance Regulatory Frameworks and Accessibility of Regular Remittance Channels of the Colombo Process Member States (CPMS) examines remittance inflows to CPMS and provides recommendations to remove barriers, reduce costs, enhance financial access and financial literacy. The report… Read More
Migration Initiatives 2020 illustrates to Member States, governments, partners, the private sector and readers the planned interventions and global funding requirements of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for 2020. Migration Initiatives 2020 is structured around the Migration… Read More
This World Migration Report Update provides an overview of the latest data on international migrants in Asia. It is based on the most recent estimates from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Released in December 2017, the international migrant stock data sets estimate the… Read More
This report illustrates the migration health activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2016 and highlights key achievements in three main programme areas: (a) migration health assessments and travel health assistance; (b) health promotion and assistance for migrants; and… Read More
Remittances that migrants send home play an important role in boosting the home country’s development as they are a steady, reliable source of investment that helps millions of individuals and households to raise living standards, improve health and education, provide capital for entrepreneurial… Read More
Despite the growing recognition of the importance that migration health plays in advancing global health and sustainable development goals, there is a paucity of technical guidance and “lessons learned” documents to guide Member States, international organizations, academia, civil society and other… Read More
South Asia, comprising eight countries including Bangladesh, Maldives and Nepal, is affected by a range of natural disasters including floods, glacial lake outburst floods, storm surges, droughts, cyclones and heavy precipitation. These disasters take a huge toll as they displace thousands of… Read More
International Migration is a refereed bimonthly review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on current migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, and sociologists all over the world. The journal is edited by Carleton University and published and distributed by Wiley… Read More
With the present study, IOM Bern wanted to explore the availability of microcredit as an additional source of financing for reintegration projects that are implemented within the framework of an IOM assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR) programme. The accessibility of microcredits to… Read More
The new issue of Migration Policy Practice focuses on expected migration trends in the Global South, namely Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Gulf and Latin America. Much media and policy attention is currently focused on the rise in migration flows to Europe. But how is migration changing in the… Read More
The Abu Dhabi Declaration, which was adopted by ministers from 20 countries of origin and destination recognizes that properly managed temporary contractual mobility will benefit both countries of origin and destination and improve the well-being of temporary contractual workers.
Num. 25 - Trafficking in MigrantsTemporary Resident Permits: A New Way to Protect Trafficking Victims?
Compiling and analysing information from the media, governments, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, Trafficking in Migrants aims at improving the exchange of information on migrant trafficking. Published quarterly by the International Organization for Migration (IOM),… Read More
Emergency and Post Conflict Fact Sheet describes activities carried out by IOM in this area around the world.
When natural disasters strike populated areas, the toll in human lives, infrastructure and economic activities can be devastating and long-lasting. The psychological effects can be just as debilitating, instilling fear and discouragement in the affected populations. But, adversity also brings forth… Read More
IOM-MPI Issue in Brief No. 8 - Human Rights, Climate Change, Environmental Degradation: A New Paradigm
Climate change and environmental degradation are predicted to displace millions of people in the coming years, either directly or indirectly. This will lead to situations wherein the human rights of such populations could be threatened.
International Migration is a refereed quarterly review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on current migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, and sociologists all over the world. The journal is edited at Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of… Read More
The study makes a contribution to the newly emerged debate on migration and development. The paper is divided into three sections: The first focuses on the financial flows associated with international migration. The second section is concerned with diasporas and how these can be mobilized to the… Read More
IOM-MPI Issue in Brief No. 9 - The Global Forum on Migration and Development:Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific
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
In the framework of its activities, the ACP Observatory on Migration has prepared a list of indicators of the impact of migration on human development. The indicators also explore the impact of human development on migration flows. Drawing upon the experience gathered by other institutions, the ACP… Read More
MRS No. 46 - Migration and development within the SouthNew evidence from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP Observatory on Migration)
South–South migration is a traditional livelihood strategy for millions of people in the global South. Despite its importance, mobility between developing countries has only recently been targeted by researchers and policymakers.
This study aims to help bridge the gap by providing an overview of good practices employed by MRCs to help migrants move to their destinations in a legal, voluntary, orderly and protected manner. This assessment covers the work of 17 MRCs in Albania, Australia, Colombia, Croatia, the Democratic… Read More
Migration, climate change and the environment present a complex set of cross-cutting issues that are of growing importance for all of IOM’s activities. Since 2000, more than 750 projects have been funded and implemented worldwide in the context of IOM’s response to environmental migration. These… Read More
IOM-MPI Issue in Brief No. 13Irregular Maritime Migration in the Bay of Bengal: The Challenges of Protection, Management and Cooperation
As a vast region with myriad islands, peninsulas and ancient sea routes, maritime migration is part of Asia’s tradition. But it has become increasingly complex as refugees and irregular migrants move around the region by sea, challenging governments in the Asia-Pacific region to control their… Read More
IOM-MPI Issue in Brief No. 10 - Integrating migration into the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda
By September 2015, the Member States of the United Nations will have negotiated a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and subsidiary targets and indicators. These goals will frame a new international development agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire at the… Read More
Um fenómeno mundial de sinais invisíveis: O tráfico de seres humanos na África Subsariana, Caraíbas e Pacífico
Un phénomène mondial aux signes invisibles: La traite des êtres humains en Afrique subsaharienne, dans les Caraïbes et dans le Pacifique
Global phenomenon, invisible cases: Human trafficking in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific
Despite the common perception of irregular migration as a challenge affecting primarily developed countries, irregular flows also constitute an important aspect of the South-South migration context and present a series of specificities often overlooked.
De l'évidence à la mise en oeuvre Faciliter la migration de travail pour le développement: Opportunités et défis des migrations de travail sud-sud
Human mobility is an age-old phenomenon that has become an important issue in political and development debates. However, the focus is biased towards South-North movements of migrants, while South-South migration stocks are about as numerous. This document was prepared by the ACP Observatory as the… Read More
Human mobility is an age-old phenomenon that has become an important issue in political and development debates. However, the focus is biased towards South-North movements of migrants, while South-South migration stocks are about as numerous. This document was prepared by the ACP Observatory as… Read More
Labour migration within the Pacific region has not been studied in depth despite the existing arrangements promoting the temporal movement of workers. Evidence suggests that there is a shortage of skilled and semi-skilled labour force in the region in particular professional areas, which has led to… Read More
The ACP Observatory on Migration has compiled in this thematic report thirteen background notes looking at innovative aspects of South–South migration. Based upon research carried out during three years, these documents analyse emerging aspects of migration in ACP countries. Four major approaches… Read More
Migration and development within the South: New evidence from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries
South-South migration is a traditional livelihood strategy for millions of people in the global South. Despite its importance, mobility between developing countries has only recently been targeted by researchers and policymakers.
In the history of mankind, people have always migrated to cope with environmental changes. Now more than ever, the environment, the detrimental effects of climate change, and their links to migration are brought to public attention. This is of particular relevance for the African, Caribbean and… Read More