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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
TRAFFICKING OF MEN

Trafficking of Men

A Trend Less Considered - The Case of Belarus and Ukraine

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
5 Mar 2009
To date, trafficking in males has been underconsidered in research despite noteworthy signals that it is a violation faced by many males, adults and minors. Through the case of Belarus and Ukraine, this study, established from a survey of about 685 trafficked males and qualitative information fro...
MIGRATION DEV & ENVIRO

Migration, Development and Environment

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
4 Mar 2009
This book explores the conceptual framework of the interrelationships between migration, environment and development, which are among the most pressing issues on the contemporary global agenda. After a conceptualization of this relationship, the paper treats, in a depth analysis with tables and ...
MIGRATION & DEV ACHIEV POLICY

Migration and Development

Achieving Policy Coherence

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
11 Dec 2008
Policy coherence between migration and development agendas is of increasing interest in current times; there is growing recognition that migration policies should support rather than hinder investment in international development. The aim of this study is to build on existing international resear...
MIGRATION & DEV PERSPECT FROM

Migration and Development

Perspectives from the South

13 Nov 2008
This publication is based on the idea that remittance flows and transfers of know-how by migrants can actually reinvigorate development. But what do people in the South think about international migration? How do the migrants themselves experience international migration, and how do they understa...
EXPERT SEMINAR MIGRATION & ENVIRO

Expert Seminar

Migration and the Environment

Series:
International Dialogue on Migration
20 Aug 2008
Migration has implications for and is influenced by a variety of policy matters, one of which is environment. The publication identifies and discusses major issues and challenges in the field of migration and explores the two-way association between migration and the environment as well as the i...
MIGRATION DEV & POVERTY REDUCTION

Migration, Development and Poverty Reduction

Report on the Workshop on Migration, Development and Poverty Reduction (Dakar, 8-10 August 2006)

22 Aug 2008
The report presents a review of the most important subjects on current migration dynamics in Africa and provides valuable policy recommendations. It summarizes the development of migration in the continent and its implications at different stages with the aim to identify future challenges. It con...
MIGRACION Y CAMBIO CLIMATICO

Migración y Cambio Climático

Series:
Serie de Estudios de la Oim sobre la Migración
29 Jul 2008
Este informe se centra en los posibles futuros escenarios de cambio climático y desastres naturales así como de migración y desarrollo, en un empeño por concienciar sobre la situación y encontrar respuestas a los desafíos que ello plantea.
MIGRATIONS ET CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQ

Migrations et changements climatiques

Series:
Série Migration Research de l'Oim
29 Jul 2008
Cet ouvrage présente les changements climatiques et migrations forcées comme une crise qui va s'aggravant. Il prédit les flux à venir de migrants du climat du scénario le plus optimiste au plus sombre. Il traite également des conséquences pour le développement en s'arrêtant sur l'afflux hurbain, ...
IRREGULAR MIGRATION FROM WEST AFRI

Irregular Migration from West Africa to the Maghreb and the European Union

An Overview of Recent Trends

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
18 Jul 2008
The media and prevailing policy discourses convey an increasingly apocalyptic image of the massive outflows of desperate Africans fleeing poverty and war at home. This study tries to achieve a more empirically and quantitatively founded understanding of the nature, scale and recent evolution of i...
ASSESSING THE COSTS & IMPACTS

Assessing the Costs and Impacts of Migration Policy

An International Comparison

16 Jun 2008
Issues related to international migration now confront policymakers throughout the world. There have been few comparative studies of national policy evaluation approaches, methodologies and implementation mechanisms, and very little analysis on how much countries are actually spending on migratio...
CLIMATE CHANGE & MIGRATION

Climate Change and Migration

Improving Methodologies to Estimate Flows

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
2 Jun 2008
Recent empirical studies have found that climate variability and migration are characterized by a non-linear relationship. This study explores the climate change impacts on migratory processes. It outlines the key elements of natural and human induced climate change of potential relevance to migr...
MIGRATION & CLIMATE CHANGE

Migration and Climate Change

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
11 Apr 2008
This report focuses on the possible future scenarios for climate change, natural disasters and migration and development, looking to increase awareness and find answers to the challenges that lie ahead. It states that even though it is defined as growing crisis, the consequences of climate change...
MIGRATION & THE RIGHT TO HEALTH

Migration and the Right to Health

A Review of European Community Law and Council of Europe Instruments

Series:
International Migration Law
1 Feb 2008
This study aims at providing a legal perspective on migration health in Europe through a review of European Community Law and Council of Europe instruments. Health inequalities between host populations and migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, victims of trafficking in persons and others in need of...
LIVING ACROSS WORLDS DIASPORA

Living Across Worlds

Diaspora, Development and Transnational Engagement

1 Feb 2008
The research presented in this volume is based on case studies from around the world to examine how migration influences development. The studies reveal that it is seldom the simple act of migrating, but rather the conditions under which migration takes place that determine the developmental impa...
MIGRATION DEV & NATURAL DISASTERS

Migration, Development and Natural Disasters

Insights from the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
27 Jul 2007
According to the present report, the recent Asian tsunami highlights the need to take migrant communities, both regular and irregular, into account when planning for natural disasters in order to ensure they are treated in accordance with the core principles of international human rights law and ...
INTEGRATION DU PHENOMENE MIGRATOIR

Intégration du phénomène migratoire dans les objectifs stratégiques de développement

Series:
Dialogue International sur la Migration
27 Jul 2007
Cette publication comprend les matériels de l'atelier sur la migration et le développement organisé par l'OIM en coopération avec le Département du développement international du Royaume-Uni et le Ministère néerlandais des Affaires étrangères, qui s'est tenu à Genève les 2 et 3 février 2005. Cett...
TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS

Trafficking in Human Beings and the 2006 World Cup in Germany

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
15 Jun 2007
Prior to the World Cup in Germany in 2006, there was considerable international concern that this event would contribute to a sharp increase in trafficking for sexual exploitation. This report investigates whether the number of victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation increased during...
MIGRATION & POVERTY ALLEVIATION

Migration and Poverty Alleviation in China

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
20 Apr 2007
China has achieved remarkable progress in poverty alleviation since the start of its reforms. Rural-urban labour migration on an unprecedented scale played a vital role in rural income growth, poverty reduction and economic development. The present publication argues that although migration in Ch...
MIGRATION & HUMAN RESOURC FOR ACTI

Migration and Human Resources for Health

From Awareness to Action

Series:
International Dialogue on Migration
9 Mar 2007
This publication includes the materials of the two-day seminar on Migration and Human Resources for Health. It covers a broad range of issues associated with the mobility of health care workers, including the current trends in the migration of health professionals, key challenges in the area of h...
ENGAGING DIASPORAS AS DEVELOPMENT

Engaging Diasporas as Development Partners for Home and Destination Countries

Challenges for Policymakers

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
26 Jan 2007
This publication explores different challenges posed to home and host country governments engaging with their diasporas for development purposes. How to define diasporas? How to gather data on diasporas? How to incorporate diaspora contributions into development strategies? How to identify most r...
MIGRATION FOR DEV WITHIN & BEYOND

Migration for Development

Within and Beyond Frontiers

12 Jan 2007
This book presents the findings from selected studies published in IOM's Migration Research Series during 2005-2006. The book was published to coincide with the High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development that took place in the United Nations General Assembly on 14-15 September...
DOMESTIC MIGRANT REMITT CHINA

Domestic Migrant Remittances in China

Distribution, Channels and Livelihoods

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
17 Nov 2006
Remittances are an integral feature of the internal migration process in China. In order to understand the contributions remittances can make to development and the ways in which potential benefits may be enhanced, there are several questions that need to be answered. For instance, how are such f...
MIGRATION HUMAN SMUGGLING NIGERIA

Migration, Human Smuggling and Trafficking from Nigeria to Europe

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
13 Nov 2006
There are several hundreds of thousands of Nigerians throughout Europe, half of whom live in the United Kingdom. According to this report, emigration has represented a considerable drain of highly qualified labour from Nigeria, while at the same time, the Nigerians abroad represent a substantial ...
MIGRATION DEV OPPORTUN CHALLENG

Migration and Development

Opportunities and Challenges for Policymakers

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
16 Jun 2006
There is growing consensus that international migration can have important impacts on development, and that it is important to develop appropriate and effective policy interventions that will help realize the full potential of international migration. This will require devising measures to harnes...
MYTHS RHETORIC & REALITIES

Myths, Rhetoric and Realities

Migrants' Remittances and Development

16 Jun 2006
The close relationship between economic development and migration has been recognized for some time. In recent years, however, there has been a shift in thinking about the relationship between migration and development. Traditionally, migration was seen as a problem with negative implications for...