About the book
This report presents information on international migration levels, trends and legal instruments for major areas, regions and countries of the world. The data for the international migrant stock described in chapter I and chapter II are taken from the publication Trends in International Migrant Stock: Migrants by Destination and Origin and Trends in International Migrant Stock: Migrants by Age and Sex, while the estimates on the total population in chapter I are based on World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision, DVD Edition. The data on
migration flows in chapter III are taken from the publication International Migration Flows to and from Selected Countries: The 2010 Revision. Chapter IV provides an analysis of the ratification status of migration-related legal instruments for Member States of the United Nations and the International Labour Organization (ILO), based on information from the United Nations Treaty Section and the NORMLEX Information System on International Labour Standards, which can be accessed at http://treaties.un.org and http://www.ilo.org, respectively.