Posted on: December 10, 2021 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

The eleventh edition of the World Migration Report has been released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The latest global data on migration which was initially published as a one-off report in 2000 by the IOM has since seen the world body producing and releasing copies every two years; with the goal of increasing an understanding in migration and mobility by policymakers and the general public.

Over the last two years, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted global migration patterns and its related issues.

The current United Nations global estimate of international migrants as of 2020 was around 281 million, which equates to 3.6 per cent of the world’s population.

In line with this, the Report is structured to focus on two key contributions: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and balanced, evidence-based analysis of complex and emerging migration issues.

The over 500-page flagship Report by the United Nations’ migration agency which celebrated its 70th anniversary this year presents key data and information on migration, including thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues.

Speaking on the 2022 report, Director General of IOM – António Vitorino said: “Globalization is, still shaping migration and mobility, and in this report, we situate the current issue of COVID-19 impacts alongside broader global transformations related to technology, geopolitics, and environmental change.”

The Report, produced in line with IOM’s Environment Policy has only online copies available in six United Nations languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish, with key chapters also translated into German, Portuguese, Swahili and Turkish.

DOWNLOAD a copy of the World Migration Report 2022.

By: Theresa R. Fianko


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