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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
INTERSTATE COOPERATION & MIGRATI

Interstate Cooperation and Migration

Berne Initiative Studies

24 Feb 2006
Four of the five papers included in this book examine current forms of interstate cooperation in the field of migration in Europe and Central Asia, Asia, the Americas and Africa, while the fifth paper discusses the trends in interstate cooperation at the global level. Taking as their point of dep...
MIGRATION & DEV NEW STRATEGIC

Migration and Development

New Strategic Outlooks and Practical Ways Forward - The Cases of Angola and Zambia

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
30 Dec 2005
There is much greater awareness today that development affects migration, and that migration influences development. The challenge is to find innovative and effective ways to enhance the benefits of migration while mitigating its adverse development implications for emigration countries. This stu...
BIOMETRICS & INTL MIGRATION

Biometrics and International Migration

Series:
International Migration Law
30 Dec 2005
This publication focuses on the impact of the rapid expansion in the use of biometric systems in migration management on the rights of individuals. It seeks to highlight legal issues for consideration in implementing such systems, taking as the starting point that the security interests of the st...
ESSENTIALS OF MIGRATION MNGMT

Essentials of Migration Management

A Guide for Policy Makers and Practitioners (Three Volume Set)

2 Dec 2005
This three-volume course manual is a stand-alone tool for independent study, written in a non-technical manner, which provides an overview of the key elements of international migration management. It is intended to provide an accurate, interactive framework of reference and instruction on contem...
HIV & MOBILE WORKERS A REVIEW

HIV and Mobile Workers

A Review of Risks and Programmes among Truckers in West Africa

Series:
IOM-UNAIDS Reports on Mobile Populations and HIV/AIDS
18 Nov 2005
Migrant and mobile workers in general often encounter individual and social factors that increase their vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. In addition, such workers often have inadequate access to health education, thus may lack basic information about HIV and AIDS. ...
HEALTH & MIGRATION BRIDGING

Health and Migration

Bridging the Gap

Series:
International Dialogue on Migration
3 Nov 2005
This publication details the broad range of issues discussed during Seminar on Health and Migration, held in Geneva. Panels of experts encouraged debate on topics such as the use of pre-departure health assessments, the need to address the mental health of migrants, healthcare access for irregula...
MIGRATION DEV & POVERTY REDUCTION

Migration, Development and Poverty Reduction in Asia

7 Oct 2005
Though there has been increasing attention paid to the potential role migration can play in fostering development, most of that attention has tended to focus on international migration. Internal migration has been somewhat neglected but is also an extremely important policy area. This publication...
DATA & RESEARCH ON HUMAN TRAFFIC

Data and Research on Human Trafficking

A Global Survey

23 Sep 2005
Human trafficking has become a global business, reaping huge profits for traffickers and organized crime syndicates, generating massive human rights violations, and causing serious problems for governments. This review of research and data on trafficking shows that despite the growing literature ...
FERTILE FIELDS TRAFFICKING PERSONS

Fertile Fields

Trafficking in Persons in Central Asia

29 Jul 2005
This report maps out the regional patterns of trafficking in persons in Central Asia; outlines the links to labour migration; presents data on trafficking victims assisted in Central Asia; determines gaps in existing data and develops recommendations on counter-trafficking responses. The recommen...
LABOUR MIGRATION IN ASIA PROTECTI

Labour Migration in Asia

Protection of Migrant Workers, Support Services and Enhancing Development Benefits

15 Jul 2005
This is the second volume of Labour Migration in Asia. This volume describes and makes an assessment of specific initiatives in selected countries of origin to protect migrant workers through the regulation of recruitment and setting of minimum standards in employment contracts; provide support s...
MILLENNIUM DEV GOALS & MIGRATION

The Millennium Development Goals and Migration, The

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
17 Jun 2005
There is a noticeable gap in research and analysis on how migration is linked to development. This paper identifies linkages that have the potential both to challenge and to support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The complexities of this phenomenon need to be understo...
DYNAMICS OF REMITTANCE UTILIZATION

Dynamics of Remittance Utilization in Bangladesh

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
22 Apr 2005
More than 1 million Bangladeshis live permanently outside the country and some 200,000 or more leave the country every year to work elsewhere. Most of these migrants send part of their earnings home on a regular or irregular basis. This report takes Bangladesh as a case study and looks at the imp...
INTERNAL MIGRATION & DEV GLOBAL

Internal Migration and Development

A Global Perspective

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
22 Apr 2005
With a few exceptions, evidence suggests that internal population movements are growing. While there have been few formal efforts to estimate the economic contribution of migrant labour, this report argues that internal migration can play an important role in poverty reduction and economic develo...
DEV POTENTIAL ZIMBABWEAN DIASPORA

The Development Potential of Zimbabweans in the Diaspora

A Survey of Zimbabweans Living in the UK and South Africa

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
22 Apr 2005
This report draws on findings from a survey of 1,000 Zimbabweans living in the United Kingdom and South Africa and aims to obtain a profile in terms of their skills base, transnational links and interest in contributing to development. It examines the education and employment skills base of respo...
WORLD IN MOTION SHORT ESSAYS

World in Motion, The

Short Essays on Migration and Gender

11 Mar 2005
This book looks at migration and selects moments in time, past and present, through the experience of women. It maps out a set of preliminary but common understandings on issues of importance to migrant women and their advocates, and further clarifies the experience of women across several key th...
WORLD MIGRATION RPT 2005

World Migration 2005

Costs and Benefits of International Migration

Series:
IOM World Migration Report
29 Jul 2005
World Migration 2005 analyses the effects of globalization, trade liberalization, economic integration and the widening gap between rich and poor nations on migration flows. It looks at the impact of the world's 185 million migrants and their potential contribution to socioeconomic development an...
GLOSSARY ON MIGRATION

Glossary on Migration

Series:
International Migration Law
31 Dec 2004
Migration is increasingly being acknowledged as an issue that needs a global approach and coordinated responses. States are not only discussing migration issues at the bilateral level, but also regionally and lately in global arenas. A commonly understood language is indispensable for such coordi...
REVISITING THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Revisiting the Human Trafficking Paradigm

The Bangladesh Experience - Part 1, Trafficking of Adults

19 Nov 2004
This document provides an overview of some of the inconsistencies in the existing human trafficking paradigm. It is the outcome of the efforts of the 30 representatives from various embassies, development partners, ministries, NGOs, research organizations and civil society, who made up the Bangla...
MIGRATION FROM LATIN AMERICA EUROP

Migration from Latin America to Europe

Trends and Policy Challenges

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
16 Jul 2004
Part of the IOM Migration Research Series, this study reveals various trends and policy challenges relating to migration from Latin America and the Caribbean to Europe, which has grown rapidly over the last decade. These increased flows calls for strengthened cooperation between the two regions o...
ARAB MIGRATION GLOBALIZED WOR

Arab Migration in a Globalized World

16 Jul 2004
This book, written by some of the leading experts on Arab migration, provides a wealth of information, policy analysis and data, relating to migratory flows in the Arab region and neighbouring countries. The book includes several papers that examine the impact of migration on development in the A...
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AN ANALYSIS

Trafficking in Persons

An Analysis of Afghanistan

16 Jul 2004
Trafficking in Human Beings is a significant problem in Afghanistan. In this study, conducted by the International Organization for Migration, a range of trafficking related trends are identified and serious human rights concerns are looked into. The report also explores the legal, social, econom...
RETURN MIGRATION POLICIES & PRACT

Return Migration

Policies and Practices in Europe

25 Jun 2004
This report is an extensive compendium of policies, laws and practices in return migration – both involuntary and voluntary – of the current European Union member states, the ten acceding states, Norway and Switzerland.
IS TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS DEM

Is Trafficking in Human Beings Demand Driven?

A Multi-country Pilot Study

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
12 Mar 2004
This research paper reveals the findings of a multi-country pilot study carried out to investigate the demand side related to the trafficking of human beings. It focuses on employer demand for domestic workers in private homes and consumer demand for commercial sexual services in selected Europea...
IRREGULAR MIGRATION & TRAFFICKIN

Irregular Migration and Trafficking in Women

The Case of Turkey

30 Jan 2004
This study investigates the trafficking of women into Turkey utilizing all available data and legislation to present an overview of the problem. It also includes interviews with Turkish government officials, hotel owners and businessmen and irregular migrants themselves.
MIGRATION & DEV PERSPECTIVE FROM

Migration and Development

A Perspective from Asia

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
16 Jan 2004
This paper discusses international migration and the impact it has, both negative and positive, on development in Asian countries. It demonstrates ways in which international migration can and does impinge on development in receiving areas. Although the paper focuses on examples taken from the As...
LABOUR MIGRATION IN ASIA TRENDS

Labour Migration in Asia

Trends, Challenges and Policy Responses in Countries of Origin

16 Jan 2004
Migration is increasingly becoming one of the major issues of our times. The Asian continent is arguably the most dynamic region in the labour migration field with large numbers of people working overseas at all skill levels. This book examines topics such as trends and characteristics of labor m...
ELUSIVE PROTECTION UNCERTAIN LAND

Elusive Protection, Uncertain Lands

Migrants' Access to Human Rights

19 Dec 2003
This study looks at the need to strengthen the recognition and protection of migrant human rights in international and national law. It discusses the main obstacles that make it difficult for migrants to enjoy their human rights and their vulnerability during the displacement process. The public...
MIGRATION DEVELOPMENT NEXUS

Migration-development Nexus, The

24 Oct 2003
This text provides a state-of-the-art overview of current thinking and available evidence on the relations between migration, development, and conflict. The role played by aid in migrant and in refugee producing areas is examined. Other issues discussed are: poverty and migration, conflicts, refu...