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 are taken from the two volumes of the publication Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2013 Revision-Migrants by Age and Sex and Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2013 Revision-Migrants by Destination and Origin, while the estimates on the total population in chapter I are based on World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision, DVD Edition. The estimates on net migration and the projected population up to 2050 presented in chapter II are based on World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision, DVD Edition. Chapter III 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.