In the spotlight

  • Can we “fix” poorer countries to keep people from emigrating?

    Oct 23, 2017
    In this Migration Matters video, renowned migration scholar Hein de Haas debunks the faulted assumption that addressing the root causes of migration stops migration. Rather, he finds that "development in poor countries will lead to more migration."  
  • Oct 17, 2017
    From December 11-15, 2017 in Turin, Italy, the ITC-ILO is holding a course entitled "Decent Work for Domestic Workers." The aim of this course is to ensure the protection of domestic workers by promoting inter-regional dialogue among the different actors involved and enhancing their institutional capacities. The course is tailiored to officials, public institutions, policy planners and civil...
  • Oct 16, 2017
    In this statement, he begins by noting that “For the first time in history, more people live in cities than rural areas”; thereby calling for the impact of migration to be duly recognised in urban planning and development so that migrants, along with the cities in which they reside, can prosper. In addition, in relation to displacement, it is acknowledged that rural communities must be better...
  • Oct 09, 2017
    The ITC-ILO, in partnership with IOM and the JMDI, are holding a course on "Governing migration at a local level." The content of the course will be based on the "My JMDI Toolbox," and aims "to maximize the potential of a good goverance of migration at local level supporting stakeholders, local & regional representatives of public administration and academics." This course is oriented towards...
  • Oct 04, 2017
      Ms. Riallant argues that if such a mutli-sector and multi-level approach is not adapted, it will be difficult to truly ensure that ‘no one is left behind.’ In order to develop this desired policy coherence is to integrate migration into development and other governance policies and particularly recognise the importance of working at the local level where the realities of migration are felt most...

Latest Resources

Oct 20, 2017
In this case study entitled "Specialised Foster Care for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Serbia", the Save the Children project "Appropriate care and protection for unaccompanied refugee and migrant children (UASC): Building capacities for specialised fostering of UASC in Serbia" is highlighted.  Building on the lessons learned and good practices of this project, they have developed a ... Read more >
Oct 10, 2017
Issue #56 of the Forced Migration Review looks at the Latin America and Caribbean responses and realities of protection. In a time of heightened gang violence, this review looks at how these countries are adapting their laws and mechanisms related to protection to reflect this context and thus better address the needs of displaced populations. The notable amount of solidarity that the region has... Read more >