UN / MIGRATION REPORT

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The number of international migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million in 2019, an increase of 51 million since 2010, according to a new United Nations report, which shows that in recent years, the number of international migrants has grown faster than the world’s population. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 17 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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17 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mr. John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs:
“In recent years, the number of international migrants has grown faster than the world’s population.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mr. John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs:
“Based on a very large literature in economics and other fields that documents the contributions that migrants make to the workforce in the countries where they arrive, and the contributions that they make to the economy and the society in their countries back home through sending remittances home, which serve as an important source of money and financing in countries of origin of migrants, and also the contribution that they make socially through the transmission of ideas and so forth; so there are many, many aspects of how migration and migrants contribute to development.”
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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Mr. John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs:
“The contribution to the economy of the US is somewhat larger because of their economic contributions. They fill in parts of the labour market that many local workers may not want to occupy and they stimulate trade in some ways because of the connections they bring to their home countries. So there are many contributions like that, I think, can be attributed to the history of migration to the United States; other countries the same.
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The number of international migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million in 2019, an increase of 51 million since 2010, according to a new United Nations report, which shows that in recent years, the number of international migrants has grown faster than the world’s population.

The International Migrant Stock 2019 estimates that international migrants comprise 3.5 per cent of the global population, compared to 2.8 per cent in the year 2000. In 2019, regionally, Europe hosts the largest number of international migrants (82 million), followed by Northern America (59 million) and Northern Africa and Western Asia (49 million).

At the country level, about half of all international migrants reside in just 10 countries, with the United States of America hosting the largest number of international migrants (51 million), equal to about 19 per cent of the world’s total. Germany and Saudi Arabia host the second and third largest numbers of migrants (13 million each), followed by the Russian Federation (12 million), the United Kingdom (10 million), the United Arab Emirates (9 million), France, Canada and Australia (around 8 million each) and Italy (6 million).

John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said migrants make a contribution in the United States and elsewhere. “They fill in parts of the labour market that many local workers may not want to occupy and they stimulate trade in some ways because of the connections they bring to their home countries.”

The report was released by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Its estimates are based on official national statistics on the foreign-born or the foreign population obtained from population censuses, population registers or nationally representative surveys.
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