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GENEVA/ IOM MIGRANT DEATHS

The International Organization for Migration is calling for a comprehensive approach to migration management following the death of 30 Haitian migrants at sea earlier this week off the Bahamas.  CH UNTV  

29 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GA / MIGRATION WRAP

As the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development opened today in New York, the Special Rapporteur on the protection of migrants, Francois Crepeau, told reporters that "treating irregular migration only by repressive measures" will produce tragedies such as the sinking yesterday of a boat carrying hundreds of migrants off the coast of Lampedusa. [...]

3 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / LAMPEDUSA BOAT ACCIDENT

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed shock at the capsizing of a boat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa which has reportedly led to the death of over 90 African migrants. UNHCR

3 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / IOM MIGRATION REPORT

The Head of Research of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that "only a minority" of migrants worldwide, about 40 percent, migrate from south to north. Laczko was discussing the findings of the World Migration Report 2013: Migrant Well-Being and Development, launched this week by IOM in Geneva. CH UNTV

13 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UN / MIGRATION STATISTICS

More people than ever are living abroad according to new data presented by the United Nations today, with an estimated 232 million international migrants. UNTV

11 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRATION

The UN human rights office called for a review on how irregular migrants are treated. UN Human Rights head Navi Pillay described this category of migrants as "largely an invisible population," who are denied rights and freedoms and are taken for granted. OHCHR  

4 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRANTS

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights of migrants, Françios Crepeau, has called on European governments to desist from detaining irregular migrants if they have not committed any crime. OHCHR

29 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / MIGRATIONS

John Wilmoth, the Director of the Population Division at the United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs, along with Graeme Hugo, the Director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre at the University of Adelaide brief journalists on global migration trends. UNTV 

23 Apr 2013 | Read More »

UN / POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Opening the 2013 session of the Commission on Population and Development on the issue of migrations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that "People have different ways to describe the result they speak of a melting pot, or a mosaic. By any name, migration offers challenges we must face and benefits we can harness." UNTV 

22 Apr 2013 | Read More »

 

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