Press Conference on Release of International Migrations 2020 Highlights Report

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15-Jan-2021 00:30:22
Press Conference by John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and Clare Menozzi, Population Affairs Officer, Population Division, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), on the release of the International Migration 2020 Highlights Report.

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International Migration 2020 Highlights, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), shows that the pandemic may have slowed migration flows by around two million people last year, cutting the annual growth expected since mid-2019 by around 27 per cent.

Since the year 2000, however, there has been a major increase in migration. That year some 173 million people lived outside of their countries of origin. Twenty years later, that figure had risen to 281 million.

In recognition of the need to better manage migration, the General Assembly has adopted several landmark agreements, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. DESA says that around 60 countries have begun to adopt measures to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration.

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