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THE REPORT
 
  State of World Population 2006 — Web Version | English | Français | Español |
  State of World Population 2006 — PDF | English | Français | Español | Russian | Arabic |
PRESS SUMMARY  
  Press Summary — Web

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  Press Summary —  PDF | English | Français | Español |
MOVING YOUNG - SPECIAL YOUTH EDITION  
  Moving Young — Web Version | English | Français | Español |
  Moving Young — PDF | English | Français | Español |
KEY MESSAGES & CONCLUSIONS  
  Key Messages: International Migration and Women | English | Français | Español | Arabic |
  Key Messages: International Migration and Youth | English | Español | Français | Arabic |
  Key Messages: Migration, Human Rights and Development | English | Español | Français | Arabic |
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FACT SHEETS – MS Word
  International Migration and Women: At a Glance | English |
  Migration by Region: The Arab States | English | Français | Arabic |
  Migration by Region: Asia and the Pacific | English |
  Migration by Region: Europe | English |
  Migration by Region: Latin America and the Caribbean | English | Español |
  Migration by Region: North America | English |
 

Migration by Region: Oceania

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  Migration by Region: Sub-Saharan Africa | English | Français |
PRESS RELEASES  
 

New Report Calls on World Leaders to Protect Human Rights of Female Migrants: Women Make Up Half of All Migrants But their Contributions Often Overlooked

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  Young People Move More Now Than Ever: New UNFPA Report Features Stories of Young Migrants | English | Français | Español | Arabic |
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT  
 

Statement of Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, The United Nations Population Fund

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Ms. Thoraya Ahmed Obaid
UNFPA Executive Director

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FEATURE STORIES  
  Preventing HIV on Mexico's 'Forgotten Border' | English | Français | Español |
 

Divided by Boundaries, United by Hope: One Family’s Story

| English | Français | Español |
 

The Other Side of the Bridge: Perilous Crossings from Zimbabwe to South Africa

| English | Français | Español |
 

For Migrants from Myanmar, a Better Life is Often Elusive

| English | Français | Español |
MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES  
 
Title: State of World Population 2006 - Multimedia Presentation
Duration: 2 min
 

Powerful images from A Passage to Hope: Women and International Migration, along with a short narrative and evocative music, create an emotional introduction to this year's State of World Population report. It requires Adobe Flash player.

 
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Title: Gender and Migration in Laos
Duration: 2 min, 4 seconds
Contact: Christian del Sol
 

With construction of a major road from China through Laos, new products and interactions are transforming the traditional local economy of this landlocked country. Commerce has increased and local women are able enter the cash economy by selling crops to incoming Chinese women merchants. Some Chinese women, who have accompanied their spouses working on the road, have also opened up shops and gained greater financial independence.

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Title: Burmese Migrant Women in Thailand
Duration: 2 min, 13 seconds
Contact: Christian del Sol
  It is a short journey, a distance of only a few kilometres across the water, from Myanmar to Thailand, where many Burmese men come to work in the fish industry.  Burmese women also work in fish markets, but some have end up doing sex work in karaoke bars, and risk contracting HIV.
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CONTACT INFORMATION  
 

Contact Information for Launch Of State Of World Population 2006 Report

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Africa
George Ngwa
ngwa@unfpa.org
Tel. +27-12 354 8405

Angela Walker
walker@unfpa.org
Tel. +(221) 5080745

Arab States and Eastern Europe
Henrietta Aswad
aswad@unfpa.org
Tel. +9626 5517040 ext 32

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  Asia
William A. Ryan
ryanw@unfpa.org
Tel. +66 2 288 2446

Latin America and the Caribbean
Trygve Olfarnes
olfarnes@unfpa.org
Tel: +52 55 5250-7977

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Europe

London
Peter Robbs
peter.robbs@ukonline.co.uk
Tel. +44 1480 465 328

Paris
Michel Aublanc
Tel. +33 1 692 86 286
michel.aublanc@wanadoo.fr

Brussels
Hedi Jemiai
Tel.  (322) 550 18 30
hedi.jemiai@unfpa.be

Copenhagen
Asger Rhyl
Tel. 45 35 467 033
asger.ryhl@unfpa.dk


United States and Canada

Patricia Leidl
leidl@unfpa.org
Tel. +1 212 297 5088
Cell. +1 917 535 9508

New York
Omar Gharzeddine
gharzeddine@unfpa.org
Tel. +1 212 297 5028

Washington D.C.
Sarah Craven
craven@unfpa.org
Tel. +1 202 326 8713

GRAPHS AND TABLES  
 
Figure 1: Status of ratification of international legal instruments related to international migration
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Figure 2: The 20 countries or areas with the highest numbers of international migrants, 2005
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Figure 3: Africa’s Health-care Crisis
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Figure 4: Remittances to Developing Countries
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Figure 5: Trends in Female Migration by Continent/Region, 1960-2005
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Figure 6: Countries of Origin, as Measured by the
Extent of Reporting of Trafficking
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Figure 7: Countries of Destination, as Measured by the
Extent of Reporting of Trafficking
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INDICATORS  
  Monitoring ICPD Goals -- Selected Indicators | English | Français | Español |
  Demographic, Social and Economic Indicators | English | Français | Español |
 

Selected Indicators for Less Populous Countries/Territories

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SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHS: 
  For additional information, formats, color versions, usage and licensing of the above photos, please contact each of the photographers and/or photo libraries. Please include a reference to this page and to the State of World Population Report 2006.
 


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© Rafiqur Rahman/Reuters Bangladeshi women carrying candles participate in a demonstration to
protest against trafficking of women and violence against women in Dhaka
on 11 August 2003.


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© Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures Queue of containers next to a water source in Farchana UNHCR refugee camp. The camp, about 50 km from the Sudan border, houses several thousand
Sudanese refugees fleeing the violence in Darfur.


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© Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times Each year, en route to the United States, thousands of migrants like this Honduran boy stow away through Mexico on the tops and sides of freight trains.


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© Larry Towell/Magnum Photos In Tijuana, Mexico, a memorial hangs on the US-Mexico wall to honour the more than 3,000 migrants who at the time had died attempting to cross the desert. Children walk along the wall, known locally as “the scar”, on their way home from school.

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©Mark Henley/Panos Pictures Migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong (SAR), China, enjoy their day off, on a pedestrian overpass in Causeway Bay.


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©Trygve Bolstad/Panos Pictures Sara, a Somali migrant, works as a midwife in one of the major hospitals in Oslo.


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©John Vink/Magnum Photos
Workers at Tai Yang garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Of the nearly 3,000 workers, 90 per cent are female.


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©Abbas/Magnum PhotosDescription A wedding by proxy in Kabul, Afghanistan: The woman's fiancé, who migrated to Germany, is present in the photograph only.

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© Mikkel Ostergaard/Panos Pictures Immigrant family in Copenhagen, Denmark


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© Mikkel Ostergaard/Panos Pictures A 16-year-old trafficking victim in Cambodia.


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© Andrew Testa/Panos Pictures Teenage girls at a 'boarding school' or orphanage for abandoned children in Moldova. These children are seen as being the most vulnerable to traffickers.


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©Mark Henley/Panos Pictures Young domestic workers in Hong Kong (SAR), China, on their day off, having their photos taken against exotic an backdrop in a corner of Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, the district in which they gather every Sunday.

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© Alexandra Boulat/VII At a Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, bus station, Afghan immigrants who fled during the Taliban years are returning to Afghanistan by bus. After five years in exile, they are anxious to go home.


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© Indrias Getachew/UNICEF
A Borena, Ethiopian, woman ties a freshly chopped bundle of firewood onto her
back near the roadside settlement where she and her five children now live,
some 20 km from the southern town of Moyale on the Ethiopia-Kenya border.


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© Ian Berry/Magnum Photos Children queue, hoping that water will finally arrive at a low pressure tap, so they can fill their jerrycans in a refugee camp on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda border.



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©Fernando Moleres/Panos Pictures A couple walk along a railway track on their way to work in a factory. Many factories in the town operate as
'maquiladoras', multinational assembly production lines which employ competitively-priced Mexican labour, temporarily importing component parts for assembly before exporting the finished product.

 

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©Mark Henley/Panos Pictures Migrant labourers in China producing dolls in a toy factory.


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© Fernando Moleres/Panos Pictures Roma migrant seasonal worker harvesting potatoes in La Rioja, Spain.


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© Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures Truck loaded with about 150 migrants travelling between Agadez and the border, bound for Libya or Algeria.


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© Lana Slezic/Panos Pictures Young girls play in a building in Kabul, Afghanistan. It is home to 105 Pakistani refugee families, who struggle daily to find money for food.

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