Migration

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AI: Internal Migrants in China: The Human Cost of an Economic Miracle

This report from Amnesty International describes the plight of the estimated 150-200 million rural-to-urban migrants who have moved to China’s cities in search of work and better lives in what has been called "the world’s largest ever peacetime migration", documenting how they are treated as second class citizens within their own country.

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Migration in an Interconnected World: New Directions for Action

The Global Commission on International Migration, which presented its Report to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and UN member states on 5 October 2005, says that the international community has failed to realize the full potential of international migration and has not risen to the many opportunities and challenges it presents. Greater coherence, cooperation and capacity are required for a more effective governance of migration, at national, regional and global levels

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World Migration 2005: Costs and Benefits of International Migration

International Organization for Migration. World Migration 2005: Costs and Benefits of International Migration

Where are people migrating today and why? What are the implications for the world's developing and industrialized economies? And what are the key issues facing policy makers in migrant origin, destination, and transit countries? World Migration 2005 analyses the effects of globalization, trade liberalization, economic integration and the widening gap between rich and poor nations on migration flows.

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Organization of American States Inter-American Program for the Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of Migrants, Including Migrant Workers and their Families

The Organization of American States Inter-American Program for the Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of Migrants, Including Migrant Workers and their Families "delegates 33 specific activities intended for the protection of the human rights of migrants in different areas of the General Secretariat of the OAS. Among others, these activities include the study and the dissemination of national migratory legislation, the exchange of information and technical assistance in the area of human rights with state governments and government officials, the development of programs for the protection of migrant women and children, research into the political participation of migrants, and the exchange of best practices between the different actors of this Program." It was officially approved on June 7, 2005.

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