In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18  Japan has embarked on a major migration policy shift with a new law that passed the Upper House of the Diet in December 2018. Starting in…

Supriyo De |

In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18  “Mother, you shall not fear as long as your sons live in Germany” goes a popular folk song in Kosovo. Its equivalent in Bosnia and…

Oya Ardic, Edlira Dashi, Maria Do Ceu Da Silva Pereira, Viviana Premazzi |

In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18 Throughout human history, migrants have not only fueled but they also lubricate the engine of human progress. The movement of people sparks…

Nadege Desiree Yameogo, kebba Jammeh |

In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18  International Migrants Day is a call to disseminate information on international migration and look toward further understanding its…

Kathleen Beegle, Eliana Rubiano-Matulevich |

On the back of stronger growth in remittance-sending economies, remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries are expected to reach a new record of $528 billion in 2018, an increase of 10.8…

Dilip Ratha |

In July 2018, 191 UN Member States agreed on the final text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Global Compact on Migration, or GCM, in short). The GCM will be formally…

Dilip Ratha |

The current negotiations for Global Compacts on the movement of people across international borders represent a milestone in the global governance of human migration. Until now, the rights and…

Justin Gest, Tom K. Wong |

The Global Compacts on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and on Refugees hold the potential for addressing the causes of and improving responses to migration, displacement and relocation across…

Susan Martin, Elizabeth Ferris, Kanta K. Rigaud, Jonas Bergmann |

While many humanitarian issues need to be addressed with respect to international migrants and refugees, the cost of global remittances, which may support entire families in low and middle income…

Dilip Rao |

When landslides destroy communities or sea levels rise how do governments move people out of harm’s way?  “Planned relocations” is the term being used to describe the process of moving people in…

Elizabeth Ferris |