13 September 2013

Thematic Focus: Migration

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched the 2013 edition of its World Migration Report.  The theme is "Migrant Well-being and Development." Here's a description of the contents:
"The first three chapters of the World Migration Report 2013 provide an introduction to the theme “Migrant Well-being and Development”, present the current global migration situation across four migration pathways (migration that is South to North; South to South; North to North; or North to South), and review existing research on the emerging field of happiness and subjective well-being. Chapter Four presents original findings on migrant well-being from the Gallup World Poll, examining outcomes on six core dimensions of well-being – Financial, Career, Social, Community, Physical and Subjective - and how they differ across the four migration pathways. The final chapter presents key conclusions and makes recommendations for future initiatives to monitor migrant well-being and the impact of migration on development. The chapter also makes reference to the inclusion of migration in the global post-2015 development framework."

See also IOM's press release and IRIN's news story about the report's findings.

Other recent publications:

International Migration, Health and Human Rights (IOM, WHO & OHCHR, Sept. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Moving Together: Involuntary Movement and the Universal Dynamics of Moving, Meeting and Mixing, New Issues in Refugee Research Paper, no. 262 (UNHCR, Aug. 2013) [text]

Undocumented Migrants and the Failures of Universal Individualism (SSRN, Sept. 2013) [text]

Upcoming event:

High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, New York, 3-4 October 2013 [info]
- See also related statement by the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants at an earlier high-level meeting.

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