UN officials urge greater protection for world's migrants

Marking International Migrants Day, United Nations officials today called attention to the abuses suffered by millions of people who have left their home countries, and urged greater international efforts to protect them.

Annan urges governments not to use immigrants as political scapegoats

Immigrants and refugees should not - and must not - be seen as a burden, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today in The Hague upon the launch of a document containing 21 principles for more humane government policies to deal with migrants.

Top UN rights official calls on European countries to portray migrants fairly

The top United Nations human rights official today called on European countries, meeting in Spain to discuss illegal immigration issues, to guarantee that asylum seekers and other migrants were portrayed fairly and without stereotypes.