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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
MYTHS & REALITIES CHINESE IRREGULA

Myths and Realities of Chinese Irregular Migration

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
20 Jun 2003
This study reviews recent research on the trafficking and smuggling of migrants from China. It also addresses prevalent myths about Chinese irregular migration and discusses policy measures adopted by China and other countries to combat trafficking from China. The study attempts to portray an unb...
ROLE REGIONAL CONSULTATIVE PROCESS

The Role of Regional Consultative Process in Managing International Migration

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
20 Jun 2003
The past ten years have seen an increase in the number of regional consultative processes focusing on migration. These non-binding fora bring representatives of states, civil society, and international organizations together at the regional level to discuss migration-related issues in a cooperati...
PSYCHOSOCIAL & TRAUMA RESPONSE

Psychosocial and Trauma Response in War Torn Societies

The Case of Kosovo

Series:
Psychosocial Notebook
19 Dec 2001
The improved understanding of the health consequences that result from wars, conflicts, social upheavals and displacement of populations has been accompanied by the increasing awareness of the psychosocial and mental issues in the affected populations. This awareness resulted in the development o...
HUMAN RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS

Human Rights of Migrants, The

19 Oct 2001
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights established that human rights areuniversal, indivisible and inalienable. However, with international migration at an all time high, government officials, policy makers, NGOs, researchers and international agencies have only begun to consider the human rig...
MIGRANT TRAFFICKING & HUMAN SMUG

Migrant Trafficking and Human Smuggling in Europe

A Review of the Evidence with Case Studies from Hungary, Poland and Ukraine

1 Dec 2000
There is growing concern in Europe about the rising scale of migrant trafficking and human smuggling. This publication aims to fill the gap for systematic research on this issue. It presents a comprehensive review of the different elements involved in the analysis of trafficking of migrants in Eu...
RETURN MIGRATION JOURNEY OF HOPE

Return Migration

Journey of Hope or Despair?

9 Feb 2001
Return Migration addresses major issues of return migration, with a focus on the problematic return of irregular migrants, rejected asylum seekers and temporary refugees. Using a historical retrospective and an analytical overview of current policies as well as programmes, the book examines issue...
PERSPECT TRAFFICKING OF MIGRANTS

Perspectives on Trafficking of Migrants

13 Oct 2000
This publication focuses on trafficking, viewed from both regional and theoretical perspectives. It discusses trafficking with respect to Asia and to Europe, permitting comparisons and evaluations of the nature of trafficking on the two continents. Perspectives on Trafficking of Migrants also exa...
TO JAPAN & BACK THAI WOMEN RECO

To Japan and Back

Thai Women Recount Their Experiences

26 May 2000
This study aims at providing a deeper understanding of the perspectives and experiences of Thai women who have migrated to Japan and returned home to their villages. The publication portrays the personal stories of 55 Thai women and conveys this collection of information to communities, service p...
HEALTH IMPACT MASS MIGRATION

Health Impact of Mass Migration

Moscow, 27-28 April 1993 and Health Impact of Large Post-Conflict Migratory Movements The Experience of Mozambique Maputo, 20-22 March 1996

26 May 2000
This set of two volumes is intended to give an overview of the health impact of Migratory Movements. Health impact of large Post-Conflict Migratory Movements is a summary of the experiences and expertise resulting from the diverse activities of those involved in the successful implementation of t...
INTL MIGRATION POLICIES & PROGRAM

International Migration Policies and Programmes

10 Mar 2000
In all historical eras governments have attempted to act upon migratory flows, guided by different objectives and applying varying strategies. This publication, issued by the International Organization for Migration addresses the issue of international migration policies and programmes. It discus...
MIGRATION & DEVELOPMENT

Migration and Development

26 Nov 1999
The linkages between migration and development are multidimensional and complex. The papers presented in this publication address the issue of migration and development and discuss the relative success of various policy approaches. The areas covered include: international migration and the global...
WORLD MIGRATION RPT 2000

World Migration Report 2000

Series:
IOM World Migration Report
1 Dec 2000
International migration has become a global phenomenon involving a wide range of sending, destination, and transit countries and a diverse group of migrants. This report, produced by the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration, provides an authoritative account of contempo...
MIGRATION IN THE CIS 1997/98

Migration in the CIS

20 Aug 1999
This report provides a comprehensive description of the migration situation and migration flows in each of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. This issue updates the 1996 CIS Migration Report and includes all relevant developments of the countries' official policies and progr...
TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN TO JAPAN FOR

Trafficking in Women to Japan for Sexual Exploitation

A Survey on the Case of Filipino Women

4 Feb 1998
Trafficking in migrant women in seen as increasing at an alarming rate. Many women lured by the promise of lucrative job offers abroad, unwittingly accept the services of migrant traffickers. This report provides an overview of the trafficking in women to Japan. It offers a case study of 100 wome...
PATHS OF EXPLOITATION STUDIE TRAFF

Paths of Exploitation

Studies on the Trafficking of Women and Children Between Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

3 Apr 1998
Exhaustive fieldwork and in-depth analysis merge in this publication offering the most comprehensive view on the trafficking of women and children in South East Asia to date. Focusing on trafficking between Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, the study goes into the web of poverty, deception, danger ...
TET ANSANM WORKIND TOGETHER

Tet Ansanm

Working Together

9 Feb 1998
This publication documents the achievements in Haiti by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The IOM launched about 2000 projects at the community level in order to promote a stable environment and self-governance.
RESETTLEMENT REFUGEES FORCED MIGRA

Resettlement of 'Refugees' and 'Forced Migrants' in the Russian Federation

26 May 2000
Based on in-depth statistical research, this study analyzes the main patterns of resettlement of over four million migrants in the Russian Federation since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Among other issues, the report examines regional preferences of returning refugees and forced migrants and ...
PROFILE & MIGRATION INTENTIONS

Profile and Migration Intentions of Crimean Tatars Living in Uzbekistan

26 May 2000
Based on an extensive survey, this study investigates the likelihood of a further wave of Crimean Tatars moving from Uzbekistan to their original homeland and looks into different factors discouraging them from returning. Among other issues, it analyzes the socio-economic characteristics of the C...
PROFILE & MOTIVES POTENT MIGR BULG

Profile and Motives of Potential Migrants from Bulgaria

9 Apr 1998
This report estimates the scale of potential migration from Bulgaria and describes the profile amd motives of potential migrants. It offers a comparison between a 1992 survey and a survey conducted in 1996 of nearly 2000 Bulgarians between 18 and 60 years of age. It describes the social, economic...
MIGRATION POTENTIAL CENTRAL & EAST

Migration Potential in Central and Eastern Europe

14 May 1999
This survey represents the most comprehensive comparative survey of migration potential in Central and Eastern Europe to date. Making important advances on previous research, it gives indications of the volume of migration potential and distinguishes between emigration, temporary labour migration...
INTL MIGRATION PRESSURES OUTLINE

International Migration Pressures

Challenges, Policy Response and Operational Measures An Outline of the main features

9 Jan 1999
The direct and provocative suggestions outlined in this book on how to ease international migration pressures will surely work as a catalyst for action. The study alerts us to the likelihood of further massive migration due to the overturning of the space-population ratio, the deterioration of th...
ESTONIAS NON CITIZEN SURVEY ATTIT

Estonia's Non-Citizens

A Survey of Attitudes to Migration and Integration

26 May 2000
This survey analyzes the situation of the Russian-speaking population in Estonia and how the break-up of the Soviet Union and their becoming non-citizens has influenced their attitudes towards integration and migration. Among other issues, the study explains why the number of Estonian-Russians op...
DEPORTED PEOPLES OF THE FORMER SOV

Deported Peoples of the Former Soviet Union

The Case of the Meskhetians

26 May 2000
This report is an up-to-date study of the Meskhetians, an ethnic group of Muslim background forcibly relocated from Georgia to Siberia and Central Asia during the Stalin era. Based on interviews with several key actors in Georgia and Azerbaijan, the report traces the migratory history of the Mesk...
CTRY REPORTS TRANS MIGRA UKRAINE

Transit Migration in Ukraine

14 Sep 1994
Transit migration is increasingly turning into an issue of governmental concern. This series of reports presents further understanding of migration issues. It offers a profile of migrants and potential migrants, determining their individual motives, attitudes and perceptions vis-à-vis migration.
CTRY REPORTS TRANS MIGRA RUSSIAN

Transit Migration in the Russian Federation

15 Aug 1994
Transit migration is increasingly turning into an issue of governmental concern. This series of reports presents further understanding of migration issues. It offers a profile of migrants and potential migrants, determining their individual motives, attitudes and perceptions vis-á-vis migration.
CTRY REPORTS TRANS MIGRA POLAND

Transit Migration in Poland

13 Jun 1994
Transit migration is increasingly turning into an issue of governmental concern. This series of reports presents further understanding of migration issues. It offers a profile of migrants and potential migrants, determining their individual motives, attitudes and perceptions vis-á-vis migration.
CTRY REPORTS TRANS MIGRA CZECH REP

Transit Migration in the Czech Republic

14 Jul 1994
Transit migration is increasingly turning into an issue of governmental concern. This series of reports presents further understanding of migration issues. It offers a profile of migrants and potential migrants, determining their individual motives, attitudes and perceptions vis-á-vis migration.