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.

Migration benefits both receiver and sender countries - Annan

Launching the independent Global Commission on International Migration today in Geneva, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said migration provides enormous potential benefits to receiver countries as well as sender countries.

Migration benefits sender and receiver countries, Annan says, welcoming new panel

Calling attention to the rights of migrants around the world, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today gave his backing to the establishment of a new global panel that will examine how international migration can be managed better.

Migration experts begin coordination meeting at UN

Specialists in international migration today began a two-day coordination meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

World’s migrant population hits 175 million, UN reports

With some 175 million people currently residing in a country that they were not born in, the number of migrants in the world has more than doubled since 1975, the United Nations reported today.