Meeting the Challenges of Migration

Progress since the ICPD

No. of pages: 98

Publication date: 2004

Author: UNFPA, The Integrational Migration Policy Programme (IMP)

Publisher: UNFPA

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As noted at the Cairo Conference, the increase in migration, both internal and international, has important implications in terms of poverty, development, demographic and gender dynamics, national and international security and inter-State relations.

Migration presents complex and interlinked policy challenges for government and the international community. Increasingly, however, these challenges are also being considered as opportunities, and governments and other actors are focusing attention on how to maximize potential benefits of migration in terms of development. This publication focuses particularly on areas in which progress has been made since 1994, and should be of interest to all those working on issues that affect or are affected by the forces of migration.