migration

UN population forum urged to examine ways to protect people on the move, make cities work better

A great migration of humanity into cities is under way, and with millions drawn to urban areas for the promise of a better life, the main United Nations forum on population opened its annual session on Monday examining ways to protect people on the move and help create cities that can embrace the massive number of new arrivals.

Orderly migration requires a united 'amalgam of forces'

Countries need to be better prepared for a more mixed and multicultural world, said the chief of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacey Swing, on Monday

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DR Congo: UN warns of spike in displacement amid funding shortfall

The United Nations migration agency is hoping that the upcoming donor pledging conference for the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will generate more financial support to cope with a spike in the number of people displaced by violence.

Evidence-based approach crucial to migrants and migration – top UN officials

As Governments begin to negotiate a global compact on migration, an accurate portrayal of migrants, and of migration, is needed more than ever before to help shape public discourse and policy, senior United Nations officials said Wednesday, underscoring the importance of an evidence-based approach to the issue.  

News in Brief 16 February 2018

  • “Fatal journeys” for migrant children
  • Nine killed in smugglers’ truck accident
  • Mother of stillborn baby is released from 30-year “aggravated homicide” sentence
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Migrant deaths along US-Mexico border remain high despite drop in crossings – UN agency

The number of migrants losing their lives attempting to cross the United States-Mexico border in 2017 remained high in spite of substantial decrease in the number of arrests along the frontier, the United Nations migration agency reported on Tuesday.

At Davos forum, UN agency launches report spotlighting benefits of investing in better migration data

Investing in value-based migration data that squarely focuses on impact can benefit the world to the tune of $35 billion dollars, according to a new report launched Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, by the United Nations migration agency.

OECD-UN forum on strengthening collection and use of migration data kicks off in Paris

International organizations, policy experts, statisticians and civil society came together on Monday at a United Nations-supported forum in Paris to answer the global call for more accurate and timely information on migration flows and examine how improved data collection can feed into better policymaking.

Migration, sustaining peace, development high on UN General Assembly’s agenda for 2018

Migration, sustaining peace and development are among the priorities of the United Nations General Assembly for the remainder of the current session through September 2018, the President of the main UN deliberative and policymaking body said Friday.

News in Brief 12 January 2018

“We must have an agreement” on migration, says Assembly President

Agreement must be reached by the nations of the world on a comprehensive global compact on migration, said the President of the General Assembly on Friday.

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