Global recession poses dangers to migrant workers, UN official says

A senior United Nations official dealing with population issues today urged governments not to use migrants as scapegoats amid the current international recession, warning that migrant workers are already particularly vulnerable to job cuts during economic crises.

New report urges States to protect the human rights of migrants, says UN agency

States have an obligation to protect the human rights of migrants, according to a new United Nations-backed report, which warns that a lack of respect for migrants’ rights reduces their ability to contribute to the development of their destination countries.

Migiro appeals for international cooperation on ‘explosive’ issue of migration

Acknowledging that migration is an “explosive and often divisive” political issue in many nations, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today urged bolstered international cooperation to aid the world’s 200 million migrants, along with their families and communities.