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New York: A lawyer and politician from Portugal, with an extensive career in public service, has been elected to head the United Nations migration agency. more
End the ‘harmful narrative’; migration is a net-gain for Africa, finds UN report

New York: The large-scale migration of people within Africa tends to boost growth and lifts the continent’s whole economy, a new United Nations report has said, urging the world to ...

At Davos forum, UN agency launches report spotlighting benefits of investing in better migration data

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): Investing in value-based migration data that squarely focuses on impact can benefit the world to the tune of $35 billion dollars, according to a new report launche ...

Migration, sustaining peace, development high on UN General Assembly’s agenda for 2018

New York, Jan 13 (JEN), Jan 1Migration, sustaining peace and development are among the priorities of the United Nations General Assembly for the remainder of the current session through S ...

Migration, UN reform and sustainable development among 2018 priorities, says Assembly President

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): Safe migration, conflict prevention, sustainable development and United Nations reform will be the priorities of the 72nd UN General Assembly over the c ...

Global cooperation vital to maximize benefits of migration, says UN envoy

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): Commitment and cooperation from the global community is critical to maximize the benefits of migration and to overcome its challenges, said a senior Unit ...

African regional consultations on UN global compact on migration begin in Ethiopia

New York, Oct 27(Just Earth News): Although the debate on migration has largely focused on Europe, the global compact being negotiated must be adapted to the realities and peculiarities of e ...

In Geneva, UN Member States and experts discuss demographic, economic dimensions of migration

New York, Oct 13(Just Earth News): United Nations Member States began Thursday in Geneva the sixth thematic session of discussions on the proposed Global Compact on Migration, during which d ...

Time to improve governance in labour migration in Latin America and Caribbean – UN

New York, Sept 1 (Just Earth News): With migrant workers representing 64 per cent of the 232 million migrants in the world in 2015, it is urgent to deal “correctly” with labour m ...

General Assembly decision makes International Organization for Migration part of UN system

New York, July 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations General Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution approving an agreement to make the International Organization for Migratio ...