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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
WITHOUT CHOICE UNDERSTAND WAR

Without Choice?

Understanding War-affected Syrian Families' Decisions to Leave Home

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
21 Nov 2018
This new publication in the IOM Migration Research Series explores the decision-making processes of war-affected Syrian families before leaving home. Drawing upon collaborative family interviews with 46 Syrian families resettled in Lebanon, the research methodology included narrative discussion —...
ETAT DE MIGRAT DANS LE MONDE 2018

Etat de la migration dans le monde 2018

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Etat de la migration dans le monde
20 Nov 2018
L’OIM publie les rapports État de la migration dans le monde depuis l’année 2000. Le Rapport État de la migration dans le monde 2018, est le neuvième de la série, et a été conçu pour contribuer à améliorera compréhension de la migration à travers le monde. Il présente des données et des informati...
INFORME MIGRATION EL MUNDO 2018

Informe sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo 2018

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Informe Sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo
19 Nov 2018
La OIM lleva publicando este tipo de informes desde el año 2000. El Informe sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo 2018, es el noveno de la serie y fue producido con el objetivo de fomentar una mayor comprensión de la migración en todo el mundo. Presenta datos e información fundamentales sobre la migr...
INTL MIGRATION INTER MIGRA MOB

International Migration, Internal Migration, Mobility and Urbanization

Towards More Integrated Approaches

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
5 Oct 2018
This new publication in the IOM Migration Research Series explores migration as one of the most problematic of the population variables. While reviewing the various instruments to measure international and internal migration, the research questions the tendency to consider the diverse forms of mo...
MIGRANT SMUGGL DATA & RESEARCH V2

Migrant Smuggling Data and Research

A Global Review of the Emerging Evidence Base – Volume 2

11 Oct 2019
The report shows that important research has been undertaken on the transnational crime aspects of migrant smuggling, including on routes, smuggling organizations (such as criminal networking and facilitation), smuggler profiles and fees/payment. Likewise, there is an emerging academic literature...
SUMMARY REPORT MIPEX HEALTH

Summary Report on the MIPEX Health Strand and Country Reports

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
17 May 2017
The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) Health strand is a questionnaire designed to supplement the existing seven strands of the MIPEX, which in its latest edition (2015) monitors policies affecting migrant integration in 38 different countries. The questionnaire measures the equitability o...
VULNERABILITY ENVIRON STRESS

Vulnerability to Environmental Stress

Household Livelihoods, Assets and Mobility in the Mekong Delta, Viet Nam

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
27 Nov 2014
This study explores vulnerability and household response measures in the contexts of environmental stress in the Mekong Delta of Viet Nam. Displacement estimates are often based on broad assumptions derived from macro-scale geographical data, viewing individuals’ vulnerability to hazards through ...
NEW GLOB PARTNER FOR DEVELOP

A New Global Partnership for Development

Factoring in the Contribution of Migration

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
31 Aug 2014
Part A of this report provides a systematic update of the evidence base regarding migration’s relevance to and impact on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In doing so, it considers the role of migration as an enabler of development through a number of different channels...
SOUTH SOUTH REMIT CORR ARGEN

The South–South Remittance Corridor between Argentina and Bolivia

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
8 Mar 2014
South–South remittance corridors still remain a largely unexplored research area, despite the fact that for a few years already, international organizations, such as the International Organization for Migration and the World Bank, have been highlighting the importance of South–South migration and...
MOBILITY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Mobility of Health Professionals to, from and within the European Union

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
4 Feb 2014
This publication is a shortened version of the summary report “Mobility of Health Professionals: Health systems, work conditions, patterns of health workers’ mobility and implication for policy makers”, which was published in March 2012, in Bonn, Germany, by a consortium led by Dr. Caren Weilandt...
DISPLACED YOUTH ROLE IN SUSTAIN

Displaced Youth’s Role in Sustainable Return

Lessons from South Sudan

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
8 Jun 2013
More than 2 million Southerners have returned to South Sudan since 2005, following the end of the North–South civil war. Building on research conducted in South Sudan, as well as Egypt and northern Uganda, Ensor examines the process of reintegration of refugees and internally displaced persons re...
MIGRATION DEV WITHIN THE SOUTH

Migration and Development within the South

New Evidence from African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
16 Mar 2013
This edition of the IOM Migration Research Series, authored by the staff of the ACP Observatory, sheds light on the specific characteristics of South–South migration and presents evidence on the manifold avenues for increasing its contribution to development. This publication outlines key finding...
REG INTER STATE CONSULT MECH

Regional Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration

Approaches, Recent Activities and Implications for Global Governance of Migration

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
19 Jan 2013
This study reviews 25 interstate consultative mechanisms on migration: 18 RCPs and seven others, here termed interregional forums on migration (IRF) that appear to depart from the classic RCP model in some meaningful way. Each case review includes background on the origin and development of the m...
GALLUP WORLD POLL MANY FACES

Gallup World Poll

The Many Faces of Global Migration

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
15 Jun 2011
The Many Faces of Global Migration report is an introduction to what Gallup has unearthed by asking migrants and potential migrants worldwide about their lives. The data presented in this report are based on Gallup’s ongoing World Poll surveys in more than 150 countries, territories and regions a...
CLIMATE CHANGE MIGRATION CRIT

Climate Change, Migration and Critical International Security Considerations

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
6 Apr 2011
This report reviews the available scholarly reporting on climate change, migration and security and describes the legal and policy challenges facing the international community. While there is indeed considerable evidence that climate does influence migration, future estimates are hampered by a l...
STUDY MIGRANT SEND HOUSE SERBIA

A Study of Migrant-sending Households in Serbia Receiving Remittances from Switzerland

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
18 Mar 2007
This report specifi cally presents the results of IOM’s mandated work, in particular, the volume, frequency, transfer mechanisms, use, determinants, and impact of remittances on transnational Serbian households receiving support from relatives in Switzerland. This report concludes with recommenda...
REMITTANCES GREAT LAKES REGION

Remittances in the Great Lakes Region

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
4 Sep 2006
This study aims to provide insight into the advantages and disadvantages of existing transfer methods, governmental and non-state initiatives regarding remittances, and the obstacles and opportunities for harnessing the development impact of these financial flows. The introductory chapter present...
INFORME MIGRATION EL MUNDO 2008

Informe sobre las migraciones en el mundo 2008

La gestión de la movilidad laboral en una economía mundial en plena evolución

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Informe Sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo
4 Nov 2008
La tarea de formular enfoques prácticos de la gestión de la migración internacional sigue siendo un reto de grandes proporciones para la comunidad que, durante los próximos años, exigirá tanto tiempo como esfuerzo. Parte del problema radica en la dificultad de llegar a un consenso sobre el caráct...
ETAT DE MIGRAT DANS LE MONDE 2008

Etat de la migration dans le monde 2008

Gestion de la mobilité de la main d’œuvre dans une économie mondiale en mutation

Series:
Etat de la migration dans le monde
6 Oct 2008
La formulation d’approches réalistes de la gestion de la migration internationale représente un défi considérable pour la communauté, qui nécessitera à la fois du temps et des efforts ces prochaines années. Le problème tient en partie à la difficulté de parvenir à un consensus sur la nature fonda...
WORLD MIGRATION RPT 2008

World Migration Report 2008

Managing Labour Mobility in the Evolving Global Economy

Series:
IOM World Migration Report
27 Jun 2008
The task of formulating workable approaches to the management of international migration remains a formidable challenge for the community, one that will require both time and effort over the coming years. In what terms are we to develop comprehensive migration management strategies that will help...
WORLD MIGRATION RPT 2005

World Migration Report 2005

Costs and Benefits of International Migration

Series:
IOM World Migration Report
24 May 2005
Where are people migrating today and why? What are the implications for the world's developing and industrialized economies? And what are the key issues facing policy makers in migrant origin, destination, and transit countries? World Migration 2005 analyses the effects of globalization, trade li...
WORLD MIGRATION RPT 2018

World Migration Report 2018

Series:
IOM World Migration Report
29 Dec 2017
This report presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues. It is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers: Part I: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and Part II: bala...
MIGRANT SMUGGLING DATA & RESEARCH

Migrant Smuggling Data and Research

A Global Review of the Emerging Evidence Base

4 Nov 2016
The report shows that important research has been undertaken on the transnational crime aspects of migrant smuggling, including on routes, smuggling organizations (such as criminal networking and facilitation), smuggler profiles and fees/payment. Likewise, there is an emerging academic literature...
FATAL JOURNEYS V2 IDENT TRAC DEAD

Fatal Journeys, Volume 2

Identification and Tracing of Dead and Missing Migrants

12 Aug 2016
The second volume in IOM’s series on migrant deaths, Fatal Journeys has two main objectives. First, it provides an update of global trends in migrant fatalities since 2014. Data on the number and profile of dead and missing migrants are presented for different regions of the world, drawing upon t...
INFORME MIGRATION EL MUNDO 2015

Informe sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo 2015

Los migrantes y las ciudades - Nuevas colaboraciones para gestionar la movilidad

Series:
Informe Sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo
31 Mar 2016
El Informe sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo, 2015: Los migrantes y las ciudades: Nuevas colaboraciones para gestionar la movilidad – la octava edición de la colección de Informes sobre la Migraciones en el Mundo, de la OIM – examina el modo en que la migración y los migrantes están configurando ...
ETAT DE MIGRAT DANS LE MONDE 2015

Etat de la migration dans le monde 2015

Les migrants et les villes - de nouveaux partenariats pour gérer la mobilité

Series:
Etat de la migration dans le monde
29 Feb 2016
Le Rapport Etat de la migration dans le monde 2015 – Les migrants et les villes : de nouveaux partenariats pour gérer la mobilité, le huitième du genre, étudie comment la migration et les migrants façonnent les villes et comment la vie des migrants est, à son tour, façonnée par les villes et leur...
WORLD MIGRATION RPT 2015

World Migration Report 2015

Migrants and Cities - New Partnerships to Manage Mobility

Series:
IOM World Migration Report
19 Nov 2015
The World Migration Report 2015: Migrants and Cities, New Partnerships to Manage Mobility ─ the eighth report in IOM’s World Migration Report (WMR) series ─ focuses on how migration and migrants are shaping cities and how the life of migrants is shaped by cities, their people, organizations and r...
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...