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IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

International Organization for Migration
International Organization for Migration
OUTLOOK MIGRATION ENVIRO CLIMATE

IOM Outlook on Migration, Environment and Climate Change

31 May 2015
IOM Outlook on Migration, Environment and Climate Change aims to bring together in one easy-to-access reference document the knowledge accrued by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and to present IOM’s role, understanding and approach to environmental migration. This reference pub...
FATAL JOURNEYS TRAC LIVE LOST

Fatal Journeys

Tracking Lives Lost during Migration

15 Dec 2014
In October 2013, over 400 people lost their lives in two highly publicized shipwrecks close to the Italian island of Lampedusa, but sadly, they are not isolated incidents. Estimates in 2013 and 2014 reach close to 6,500 lost lives of migrants in border regions around the world. Many deaths occur ...
MIGRATION UN POST 2015 DEV AGENDA

Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

29 Oct 2013
As the target date for the MDG nears in 2015, the international community is faced with both the challenge and the opportunity of formulating the next global development agenda. Although migration was not factored into the MDGs, it plays an integral role in the most crucial development questions...
INFORME SOBRE MIGRACION MUNDO 2013

Informe Sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo 2013

El Bienestar de los Migrantes y el Desarollo

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Informe Sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo
8 Jul 2014
El Informe sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo 2013 contribuye al debate mundial sobre migración y desarrollo.Tradicionalmente, se ha prestado especial atención a la situación de las personas que emigran de los países de ingresos más bajos hacia países más prósperos; el presente Informe examina los...
ETAT DE MIGRAT DANS LE MONDE 2013

Etat de la migration dans le monde 2013

Le bien-être des migrations et le développement

Series:
Etat de la migration dans le monde
8 Jul 2014
Le Rapport Etat de la migration dans le monde 2013 contribue au débat mondial sur la migration et le développement. Traditionnellement, l’accent était mis sur ceux qui migrent au départ des pays à faible revenu en direction de pays plus riches. Ce Rapport s’intéresse aux mouvements le long des qu...
WORLD MIGRATION RPT 2013

World Migration Report 2013

Migrant Well-being and Development

Series:
IOM World Migration Report
12 Nov 2013
This publication, the seventh report in IOM’s World Migration Report (WMR) series, explores the positive and negative effects of migration on individual well-being. It is published amidst a growing debate on how the benefits of migration can best be harnessed for development. This report contribu...
CHILDREN ON THE MOVE

Children on the Move

10 Jul 2013
Millions of children are on the move, both within and between countries, with or without their parents. The conditions under which movement takes place are often treacherous, putting migrant children, especially unaccompanied and separated children, at an increased risk of economic or sexual expl...
CRUSHED HOPE UNDEREMP WOMEN

Crushed Hopes

Underemployment and Deskilling among Skilled Migrant Women

15 Mar 2013
This report is a collective publication comprising a review of international literature on the subject of migrant deskilling and underemployment from a gender perspective and three empirical case studies from Switzerland, Canada and the United Kingdom. It explores the disproportionate difficultie...
END 2006 INTERN DISPL TIMOR LESTE

Ending the 2006 Internal Displacement Crisis in Timor-Leste

Between Humanitarian Aid and Transitional Justice

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
31 Dec 2012
The 2006 crisis in Timor-Leste saw close to 15 per cent of the population displaced from their homes. This study looks at the National Recovery Strategy (NRS) adopted by the government to resolve internal displacement in Timor-Leste, from the viewpoint of a participant in the policy development a...
ECON CYCLES DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE

Economic Cycles, Demographic Change and Migration

International Dialogue on Migration, No. 19

Series:
International Dialogue on Migration
8 Jun 2012
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) membership had selected “Economic Cycles, Demographic Change and Migration” as the workshop topic for the 2011 International Dialogue on Migration (IDM). This issue of the IDM categorizes the experiences, policies and practices highlighted by par...
CLIMATE CHANGE ENVIRO DEGRA 2012

Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration

International Dialogue on Migration, No. 18

Series:
International Dialogue on Migration
6 Jan 2012
This issue of the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) Publication Series (or “Red Book Series”) contains the report and supplementary materials of a workshop on “Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration”. The workshop aimed to bring together governments to exchange their expe...
INFORME MIGRATION EL MUNDO 2011

Informe sobre las migraciones en el mundo 2011

Comunicar eficazmente sobre la migración

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Informe Sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo
3 Jul 2013
El Informe sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo 2011 presenta los datos disponibles a escala mundial sobre las percepciones y las actitudes del público con respecto a la migración. Analiza la forma en que se modelan esas percepciones y actitudes y el modo en que pueden ejercer influencia en la polít...
ETAT DE MIGRAT DANS LE MONDE 2011

Etat de la migration dans le monde 2011

Bien communiquer sur la migration

Series:
Etat de la migration dans le monde
8 Jul 2013
Le Rapport présente les informations disponibles sur les représentations et les attitudes du public au sujet de la migration. Il analyse la manière dont celles-ci sont façonnées, et comment elles peuvent influer sur, ou être influencées par, l’action des pouvoirs publics et les médias. Il étudie ...
WORLD MIGRATION RPT 2011

World Migration Report 2011

Communicating Effectively about Migration - Special 60th Anniversary Edition

Series:
IOM World Migration Report
13 Feb 2012
This report presents available evidence on public perceptions and attitudes regarding migration globally. It analyzes how they can influence and be influenced by policy and the media. It suggests several ways to improve communication about migration to promote better understanding and recognition...
IMPACT GLOBL FINAN CRISES INTL

The Impact of Financial Crises on International Migration

Lessons Learned

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
20 Jun 2012
The current global economic crisis is impacting migration patterns and processes around the world. A reduction in migration flows globally has been reported. Migrant workers are laid off, and while some return home, others stay. How to respond to these migration impacts poses challenges for polic...
ANGOLA STUDY OF IMPACT REMITT

Angola: A Study of the Impact of Remittances from Portugal and South Africa

A Study of the Impact of Remittances from Portugal and South Africa

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
5 Jul 2012
This study sheds some light into the kinds of relationships that Angolans living in Portugal and South Africa keep with their country of origin, focusing on the financial remittances that they send back to Angola, as well as on aspects such as the level of organization and the transnational engag...
MIGRATION RESOURCE CENTRES

Migrant Resource Centres

An Initial Assessment

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
28 Jun 2012
While there has been significant growth in the number of Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) in recent years, there has been no attempt to date to examine the impact of these centres on migration management goals. This study aims to help bridge the gap by providing an overview of good practices emplo...
ASSESS PRINCIP REGIONAL CONSULT

An Assessment of Principal Regional Consultative Processes on Migration

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
2 Jul 2012
The present study considers fourteen of the principal Regional Consultative Processes on Migration, spanning most regions of the globe. Based primarily on interviews with government officials and other actors involved in these processes, the Study asks what impact Regional Consultative Processes ...
ROLE MIGRANT CARE WORKERS AGEI

The Role of Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies

Report on Research Findings in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
21 Jun 2012
This report represents the comparative results of a research project on the role of migrants in the workforce of caregivers for the elderly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States. The purpose of the study is to examine 1) the contextual factors influencing current and future...
ETAT DE MIGRAT DANS LE MONDE 2010

Etat de la migration dans le monde 2010

L’avenir des migrations - Renforcer les capacités face aux changements

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Etat de la migration dans le monde
25 Mar 2010
Intitulé L‘avenir des migrations : Renforcer les capacités face aux changements, le rapport Etat de la migration dans le monde 2010 est la cinquième édition de la série de rapports de l’OIM sur les migrations internationales. Il es plus particulièrement axé sur l’avenir des migrations et les capa...
INFORME MIGRATION EL MUNDO 2010

Informe sobre las migraciones en el mundo 2010

El futuro de la migración - Creación de capacidades para el cambio

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Informe Sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo
3 Dec 2010
El Informe sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo 2010 es una herramienta para la autoevaluación desde una perspectiva de futuro, y demuestra la necesidad de un enfoque más amplio de la creación de capacidad para la migración, que el que se ha adoptado hasta ahora. El objetivo no es prescribir polític...
WORLD MIGRATION RPT 2010

World Migration Report 2010

The Future of Migration - Building Capacities for Change

Series:
IOM World Migration Report
3 Oct 2011
This Report focuses on the future of migration and the capacities that will be required by States, regional and international organizations, civil society and the private sector to manage migration successfully over the coming decades. Ten years ago there were 150 million migrants. Now, the numbe...
INTL MIGRATION LAW & POL RESPONDIN

International Migration Law and Policies

Responding to Migration Challenges in Western and Northern Africa

15 Jul 2012
This publication is the outcome of the Round Table organized by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and IOM, in Dakar, Senegal in December 2009. The report, written in the original languages of discussion during the event (English-French), covers specific issues such as trafficking an...
INTL MIGRATION LAW #19 MIGRATION

International Migration Law N°19 - Migration and the Right to Health

A Review of International Law

21 Jun 2012
The objective of this publication is primarily to promote respect by the State for the right to health for all those who migrate. Secondly, the publication aims more generally at guiding the reader through the myriad of norms and principles contained in international instruments impacting on mig...
MIGRATION ENVIRO & CLIMATE CHANGE

Migration, Environment and Climate Change

Assessing the Evidence

Series:
International Dialogue on Migration
24 Dec 2012
Gradual and sudden environmental changes are resulting in substantial human movement and displacement, and the scale of such flows, both internal and cross-border, is expected to rise with unprecedented impacts on lives and livelihoods. Despite the potential challenge, there has been a lack of st...
MIGRANTS & THE HOST SOCIETY PARTNE

Migrants and the Host Society: Partnerships for Success

Partnerships for Success

Series:
International Dialogue on Migration
28 Jan 2013
This publication includes the materials of the two-day workshop on Migrants and the Host Society: Partnerships for Success, held in Geneva, Switzerland on 12 and 13 July 2006. It comprises two main elements. Part I contains the report of the workshop, which is based on the presentations and discu...