Next year’s UN-backed forum on migration to focus on rights protection

Protecting the rights of the world’s 200 million migrants – a vital issue for countries of origin, transit and destination – will take centre stage at a United Nations-backed meeting to be held next year in the Philippines, officials associated with the event said today.

Asia-Pacific development arm of UN signs cooperation deal on migration

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) today signed an agreement to bolster its cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on issues concerning the cross-border movement of people searching for better opportunities or greater human security.