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2017 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration in the Arab Region and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development cover

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/1


Publication Type: Flagship publication

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination, Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Focus Area: Inclusive development, Population dynamics & migration

Initiatives: International migration

SDGs: Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Keywords: Governance, International migration, Migration, Migration policy, Migration statistics, Social development, Sustainable development

2017 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration in the Arab Region and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

January 2017

This report describes the main trends and patterns in international migration in the Arab region from 2015 to 2017, provides a summary of important developments in migration governance in Arab countries in the last two years, and analyses the links between international migration and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This report analyses demographic, migration and displacement data and examines migration within the Arab region. It also provides an overview of remittance flows to and from the region. It further covers the main national policy developments and international cooperation on migration governance in the Arab region between April 2015 and March 2017, including in the areas of nationality, statelessness, labour migration, irregular migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling, forced migration and refugees. Finally, it considers human mobility in the Arab region within the context of current global processes and frameworks on migration governance and sustainable development.

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