International migration may empower women by providing new roles, UN says

As international migration has more than doubled in the past four decades, women migrants can find an empowering experience in improving their social roles, even though they also face many risks, including gender violence and trafficking, a report to the United Nations General Assembly from Secretary-General Kofi Annan says.

Global approach to deal with migration issues needed, UN study finds

A United Nations study released today stresses the need for better management and cooperation among nations to address the economic, social and security issues caused by global migration.

UN labour organization reviews migration in 93 countries for new action

Working to develop a new programme of action on worldwide migration, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today released an up-to-date report on related trends in 93 of its member states.

Migration could escalate as globalization fails to put jobs where needed, UN says

The number of people crossing borders in search of work and financial security will increase rapidly in the next decades as globalization fails to provide them with jobs and economic opportunities, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) says in a new report.

Global cooperation needed to tackle migration challenges, experts tell UN panel

Experts meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York today called for a coordinated global response to the problems associated with international migration.

Annan tells European Parliament that better migration policies will benefit all

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the European Union to better manage its legal immigration and strengthen the capacity of developing countries to give refugees adequate protection.

Migration has moved to forefront of population policy discussion, UN official says

The large flow of illegal migrants, the sometimes difficult conditions they face in host countries and the “lucrative but troubling” human trafficking market have brought migration policies to the forefront of population discussions, a United Nations expert said today.