Migration

There is a variety of reasons, types, and forms of migration. People move in search of better economic opportunities, some to study and others do it to escape conflicts or due to environmental factors. They may do it as individuals or in groups. Most humans migrate internally, meaning within a single country. External migration means leaving one country to move to another.

There are several types of migration and the most common are:

  1. Labor migration in 2019 there were more than 169 million international migrant workers in the world.
  2. Forced migration or displacement, by the end of 2020, 55 million people were living in internal displacement as a result of conflicts as well as disasters. 
  3. Human trafficking and modern slavery the 2017 report estimates that 40 million people were victims of modern slavery on any given day in 2016.
  4. Environmental migration around 7 million people in 104 countries and territories were living in displacement as a result of disasters that happened not only in 2019 but also in previous years.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Goals, acknowledges the contribution of migration to sustainable development. The agenda’s core principle is to ”leave no one behind”, including migrants.

 

 

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2011

Diaspora Diplomacy: Philippine Migration and its Soft Power Influences

Diaspora Diplomacy: Philippine Migration and its Soft Power Influences is about the remarkable and untapped soft power that international migrants possess and how various sectors-from governments, NGOs, business, and international organizations- could tap this valuable... Read more...

2011

Mexico and its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848

This book is unique in many ways and is different from other studies on migration and diaspora. Délano looks at migration from the perspective of a sending state, focusing on its role in the evolution of emigration policies, as they are shaped under diverse pressure. ... Read more...

2006

Paradiplomatic’ Relations between the United States and Kosova: A Friendship between an Elephant and a Mouse

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2003

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

If God ever gave mankind a mission – it was not so much to multiply as to walk. And walk we did, to the farthest corners of the earth. Homo sapiens sapiens is the only mammal to have spread from its place of origin, Africa, to every other continent – before settlin... Read more...