Ban to embark on four-nation tour of Asia later this month

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart for Asia later this month on a four-country tour whose itinerary includes stops in the Philippines, India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

UN-backed meeting examines impact of soaring migration on Asia-Pacific

A United Nations-supported meeting opening today in Bangkok is closely looking at the impact of migration in Asia and the Pacific – where the number of international migrants has skyrocketed from 28 million to 53 million in just under half a century – on socio-economic development in the region.

India tops list of highest migrant remittances, says World Bank

India tops the list of recipient countries of migrant remittances at $27 billion last year, followed by China, Mexico, the Philippines and France, the World Bank says in a new report released today.