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Aug 10, 2017The International Organisation of Migration has published a new report outlining the remarkable potential of migration for development. While migration was absent from the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), the Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDGs) political declaration breaks new ground by recognising the “positive contribution of migrants for inclusive growth” and the “multi-dimensional...
El Salvador develops a new national policy for the protection and development of Salvadoran migrants and their familiesAug 09, 2017Salvadoran National Policy for the Protection and Development of Salvadoran Migrants and their families The Government of El Salvador has designed a new policy that seeks to meet the needs of Salvadoran migrants and their families. It will try to address the main challenges of this population in the different stages of the migration process. At the pre-departure stage, this new framework tries...
Jul 24, 2017Upon the adoption of the New York Declaration in September 2016, the UN General Assembly initiated the process of developing a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, also commonly referred to as the Global Compact on Migration (GCM). The GCM is considered to be a momentous opportunity to harmoniously address the issues and channel the benefits of migration by improving migration...
Fourth Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development took place 26-27th June, 2017 hosted by the Mayor of Berlin and supported by the JMDI, UNITAR, IOM, KNOMAD and SDCJul 24, 2017The Forum gathered 164 Mayors, city representatives, national governments, international organisations, and civil society organisation from the world to share their experiences and knowledge and collectively discuss good practices and ways forward on maximizing the development potential of migration at the local level. The event was also attended by Ms. Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative...
Jul 12, 2017This policy brief was written in the framework of the Fourth Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development. It highlights the importance of Policy Coherence in Migration and Development at the Local Level since migration is affected by and affects all governance sectors from health to education and from housing to social security. Policy coherence for migration and development can be...
The IOM and ILO release a new report analysing the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of labour migration from China to Europe
Sep 15, 2017The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have published a new report that investigates the challenges of labour migration from China to Europe. Chinese migration in Europe is increasingly important. By the end of 2015, there were 260,000 migrant workers from China legally residing in the 28 EU Member States. Due to the size of this flow of... Read more >
The IOM and UNICEF release a new publication denouncing the situation of child migrants crossing the Mediterranean
Sep 13, 2017Migrants are suffering appalling violations of their rights when trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean route. Children are especially vulnerable to these abuses, being often trafficked and exploited. UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration released a new study that analyses the journeys of some 11,000 young refugees and migrants attempting to go to Europe seeking... Read more >