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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
Migration and mobility are central features of the Pacific Islands landscape. The diverse island States dispersed throughout the world’s largest ocean are connected by thousands of years of migration, history and culture. Mobility continues to remain a cornerstone of contemporary Pacific Islander… Read More
This World Migration Report update provides an overview of the latest data on international migrants in Oceania. It is based on the most recent estimates from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). Released in December 2017, the international migrant stock datasets… Read More
Making mobility work for adaptation to environmental changes: Results from the MECLEP global research
This report is the final publication of the European Union–funded Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP) project. The comparative report builds on desk reviews, household surveys and qualitative interviews conducted in the six project countries (Dominican Republic,… 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
Another Manam? The Forced Migration of the Population of Manam Island, Papua New Guinea, due to Volcanic Eruptions 2004-2005
In the framework of the European Union–funded Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP) project, this report analyses the case of Manam islanders in Papua New Guinea. Approximately 9,000 people were evacuated to the north coast of Madang Province due to volcanic… 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
In light of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris at the end of 2015, this policy brief highlights why human mobility should be included in the discussions on adaptation. Migration, in the context of environmental degradation and climate change, is already a reality today,… 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
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
The Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Policy Brief Series aims to contribute to the global knowledge base on the relationship between migration and environmental change, such as climate change, and the formulation of related policy options.
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.
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
How is Papua New Guinea integrating human mobility into its national and regional plans? Which are the institutional factors, international migration networks and cultural/historical similarities of South-South labour migration between Fiji, Solomon Islands and PNG?
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
Tout droit(s): Migration, développement et droits de l'homme dans les pays d'Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique
The right(s) thing to do: Migration, development and human rights in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries
As migration becomes increasingly important in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in recent years, the country faces new opportunities and challenges. Current economic growth has, for instance, led to increasing numbers of labour migrants arriving from abroad as well as migrating internally in search of job… Read More
The State of Environmental Migration series gathers the expertise of researchers, students and professionals to provide an annual assessment of the changing nature and dynamics of environment- and climate-related migration throughout the world.