IOM Releases Global Migration Indicators Report 2018

Prepared by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), the Global Migration Indicators Report 2018 summarizes key global migration trends based on the latest statistics, showcasing 21 indicators across 17 migration topics. The report is based on statistics from a variety of sources, which can be easily accessed through IOM’s Global Migration Data Portal. The … Lire la suite IOM Releases Global Migration Indicators Report 2018

Thai Court Acquits Migrant Workers of Defamation

In an important verdict for the protection of labor rights and freedom of expression in Thailand, a magistrates court in Bangkok on Wednesday acquitted 14 Burmese migrant workers of criminal defamation charges for filing a complaint against their employer with the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT). The court found the workers had filed … Lire la suite Thai Court Acquits Migrant Workers of Defamation

Pour la Cnuced, les migrations sont une chance pour l’Afrique – JeuneAfrique.com

Contrairement à bien des idées reçues, les migrations favorisent la croissance, indique le dernier rapport de la Conférence des Nations unies sur le commerce et le développement. Mamadou et sa femme Ramatoulaye ont longuement hésité. Ils avaient quitté le Sénégal pour le Burkina Faso pensant y trouver du travail, lui comme soudeur elle comme commerçante, … Lire la suite Pour la Cnuced, les migrations sont une chance pour l’Afrique – JeuneAfrique.com

Migrants and refugees contribute to development in their countries of origin

Somali-Swedish diaspora engagement shows opportunities and challenges. Diaspora groups – migrants, refugees and their descendants – are important development actors in countries affected by protracted conflict and poverty. Their assistance ranges from remittances to disaster relief and development projects, providing a lifeline in crisis and contributing to long-term processes of change. Somali-Swedish engagement is a … Lire la suite Migrants and refugees contribute to development in their countries of origin

Rencontre à Niamey sur la migration – Déclaration conjointe suivant la réunion de coordination de la lutte contre le trafic illicite de migrants et la traite des êtres humains

Les Ministres de l’Intérieur et des Affaires étrangères d’Allemagne, du Burkina Faso, de la Côte d’Ivoire, de l’Espagne, de la Guinée, de la France, de l’Italie, de la Libye, du Mali, de la Mauritanie, du Niger, du Sénégal, du Tchad, ainsi que l’Union européenne, l’Organisation des Nations unies, la Commission de l’Union africaine, les Secrétariats … Lire la suite Rencontre à Niamey sur la migration – Déclaration conjointe suivant la réunion de coordination de la lutte contre le trafic illicite de migrants et la traite des êtres humains

MDBs launch new platform to coordinate support for economic migration and forced displacement

Seven Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) launched a new platform to enhance their collaboration on economic migration and forced displacement today on the margins of the IMF-World Bank Group Spring Meetings. The platform will advance strategic dialogue and operational coordination to maximize the impact of MDBs’ growing engagement in these two areas. While economic migration and … Lire la suite MDBs launch new platform to coordinate support for economic migration and forced displacement

African immigrants are more educated than most — including people born in U.S. – LA Times

President Trump is opposed to accepting immigrants from what he reportedly called « shithole » countries. He cited African nations and Haiti as examples. Research shows that immigrants from Africa make a significant contribution to the U.S. economy. Source : African immigrants are more educated than most — including people born in U.S. – LA Times

The Real Economic Cost of Accepting Refugees

As seen in previous posts… « Past waves of refugees had varied but limited effects on the jobs and income of workers in countries they moved to, finds Michael Clemens from the Center for Global Development. The impact of new arrivals in Europe will depend on governments learning the right lessons. » Source : The Real Economic Cost … Lire la suite The Real Economic Cost of Accepting Refugees

The Compact Experiment: Push for Refugee Jobs Confronts Reality of Jordan and Lebanon

In September 2015, as Europe veered between fear and compassion in response to the refugee crisis, the outline of a radical reform to refugee policy appeared in the journal Foreign Affairs. Its authors – Paul Collier, an influential development economist, and Alexander Betts, a social scientist and then-head of the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford … Lire la suite The Compact Experiment: Push for Refugee Jobs Confronts Reality of Jordan and Lebanon

How “Migrant Organizations” Impact Globalization

Migrants often have transnational lives; engaging in the society of the country they migrated to, as well as in their origin society. Thomas Lacroix’s book, “Hometown Transnationalism”, based on 15 years of research on diaspora communities, explains the crucial role of organizations created by migrants have in an increasingly transnational environment. Josepha Milazzo: How do you … Lire la suite How “Migrant Organizations” Impact Globalization

Immigrants and Refugees Are Among America’s 2017 Nobel Prize Winners

« The Nobel Prizes, awarded annually in recognition of extraordinary achievement in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace, have once again been won by Americans who came here as immigrants and refugees. Three out of the five Nobel Prize categories included immigrants or refugees. Immigrants have a history of winning The Nobel Foundation’s numerous … Lire la suite Immigrants and Refugees Are Among America’s 2017 Nobel Prize Winners

L’immigration rapporte 3 500 euros par individu chaque année

D’après un rapport de l’OCDE dévoilé par La Libre Belgique, l’immigration « rapporterait » en moyenne près de 3.500 euros de rentrées fiscales par individu par an . Toutefois, l’insertion d’une partie d’entre eux ferait toujours l’objet de discrimination : un véritable gâchis pour les économistes et les observateurs. Source : L’immigration rapporte 3 500 euros par individu … Lire la suite L’immigration rapporte 3 500 euros par individu chaque année

Panorama historique des analyses économiques des migrations de travail dans les Pays en développement – Audrey Aknin

Depuis les indépendances, les migrations « volontaires » ont augmenté : les politiques d’industrialisation et de développement de l’agriculture d’exportation à grande échelle dans les pays en développement ont été mises en oeuvre sur la base d’un fort appel de travailleurs d’origine rurale vers les villes. Les mouvements internes de population ont ainsi été reliés … Lire la suite Panorama historique des analyses économiques des migrations de travail dans les Pays en développement – Audrey Aknin

Fewer Immigrants Mean More Jobs? Not So, Economists Say – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — When the federal government banned the use of farmworkers from Mexico in 1964, California’s tomato growers did not enlist Americans to harvest the fragile crop. They replaced the lost workers with tomato-picking machines. The Trump administration on Wednesday embraced a proposal to sharply reduce legal immigration, which it said would preserve jobs and … Lire la suite Fewer Immigrants Mean More Jobs? Not So, Economists Say – The New York Times