Qatar World Cup a crucial opportunity to improve plight of migrants – UN rights expert

A United Nations independent expert today urged Qatari authorities to use the 2022 soccer World Cup to improve the situation of migrant workers and their families in the country.

After Lampedusa tragedy, UN refugee agency urges European Union to revisit migration polices

In the aftermath of a one of deadliest migrant-ship disasters in recent history, the United Nations refugee agency today urged wider responsibility-sharing among European Union countries to process asylum claims and find lasting solutions for people in need of international protections.

UN refugee chief shocked as dozens of Africans die in boat tragedy off Italian coast

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees today expressed shock at the capsizing of a boat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa which has reportedly led to the death of some 82 African migrants.

Number of international migrants rises above 232 million, UN reports

More people than ever are living abroad the United Nations today reported, with Asia seeing the largest increase of international migrants over the past decade, and the United States remaining the most popular destination.

Migrants essential for social, economic well-being of societies – UN senior official

Governments should recognize the wide-range of benefits that migrants bring to their countries, a senior United Nations official said today, urging measures that support this vital segment of the population and which address the discrimination migrants often face.

European Union must guarantee human rights of migrants – UN expert

Migration policy in the European Union (EU) must incorporate a human rights approach instead of solely focusing on security concerns, a United Nations independent expert today stressed.