Resources on Migration

This technical brief provides guidance on the recommended questions for inclusion in censuses in order to improve the quality and comparability of data on disability and international migration. It also encourages the...

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This technical brief discusses the opportunity provided by the 2020 census round to significantly increase the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by migratory status and other...

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This paper introduces key concepts and variables to achieve international data comparability, which requires that national statistics offices work with the same concepts and definitions. It covers essential concepts for...

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Today the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) expressed concern about the grave risks to refugee and migrant women and girls on the move in Europe. UNHCR, UNFPA and WRC conducted a joint field assessment of risks involved for refugee and migrant women and girls in Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in November 2015.

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For the first time since World War II, Europe is experiencing a massive movement of refugees and migrants, women, girls, men and boys of all ages, fleeing armed conflicts, mass killings, persecution and pervasive sexual...

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Place and mobility integrate the social and spatial dimensions of the environment that we live in and move between. As increasing numbers of people around the world are moving, both within national borders and internationally, a secure place for people on the move is essential, underscoring the importance of planning for rapidly growing cities that can integrate and support rural-urban migrants as well as the urban poor.

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As part of its commitment to the human and reproductive rights of women, UNFPA is one of many UN agencies working to bring to public attention to trafficking of women and children. More action is needed, however, and potential UNFPA entry points include (a) technical assistance and training to governmental and other agencies to increase their capacity to develop policies and other anti-trafficking measures; (b) counselling for victims of trafficking; (c) medical supplies and services, including reproductive health services, to victims of trafficking; and (d) awareness and advocacy campaigns.

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The present report responds to Decision 2011/101 of the forty-fourth session of the Commission on Population and Development that the special theme of the forty-sixth session in 2013 would be “New Trends in Migration: Demographic Aspects”.

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In 2013, the number of international migrants worldwide reached 232 million, an increase of 57 million, or 33 per cent, compared to 2000. Most international migrants reside in the developed regions (59 per cent). Europe hosts the largest number of international migrants (72 million), followed by Asia (71 million) and Northern America (53 million).

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The growing interest in and visibility of international migration and the 5-year review of progress towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals provided UNFPA with a good opportunity to convene an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) to analyze the interface between International Migration and the MDGs.

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