Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development
A new handbook has been released by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) entitled - Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development: A Handbook for Policymakers and Practitioners in Home and Host Countries.
The user-friendly guide, a project of MPI and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), offers a strategic road map for governments to build a constructive relationship with diasporas and examines the success and failure of policies, programs and initiatives undertaken to date. The handbook is divided into three parts and is based on in-depth interviews and consultations with government officials and non-governmental actors, and includes responses by 62 national governments to a two-part survey designed and administered for this project.
Available for download and purchase in English from the MPI Bookstore.
International Migrants Day
On 4 December 2000, by resolution 55/93, the General Assembly proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On this day, UN Member States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations observe International Migrants Day through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, and through the sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure their protection.
- Messages of the Secretary-General
- Reports of the Secretary-General
- Meeting records
- Resolutions on migrants
- Event page
- International Organization for Migration
Photo: Migrant farm workers picking cotton in the Sudan. 1 January 1976. UN Photo/J Mohr
World Migration Report 2011
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released The World Migration Report 2011 - Communicating Effectively about Migration. The report notes that as one of the most misunderstood issues of our time, migration is a topic that often has negative and polarizing connotations. The World Migration Report 2011 argues for a fundamental shift in the way we communicate about migration and includes a review of migration trends and major policy issues in 2010/2011.
Report on International Migration in Americas
According to a joint report released by the Organization of American States (OAS), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), between 2003 and 2009, nearly 950,000 people per year emigrated from the Americas to countries of the OECD.
The Report on International Migration in Americas offers in-depth analyzes of the migration situation in Argentina, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, and Uruguay. Those eleven countries participated in the first phase of the Continuous Reporting System on Labour Migration for the Americas (SICREMI)
- Report on International Migration in Americas