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The UN on International migration and development

Ignacio Hernandez's picture

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan presented yesterday a report on International migration and development and proposed a global forum to examine their links.

 

In his words, such a forum would:

 

Allow governments to establish a common understanding, based upon the best evidence, on the areas of migration policymaking that have the greatest potential to contribute to development.

 

Most of all, such a forum would maintain our focus on international migration issues, while signaling that international migration is a normal but crucial element in the development process.

 

More food for thought for a topic widely debated recently.

 

Related:

Raj Nallari's comment here on migrant remittances.

PSD today: Home Depot does remittances.

The recent New York Times article on brain drain (of nurses) and CGD's reaction.