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05 Sep 2017 description

COUNTRY CONTEXT

The year 20 16 has still been one of slow recovery from the five-year political crisis (2009-20 14). The country's holding ofthe COMESA's Heads of State Summit in October 20 17, and the International Summit of Ia Francophonie in November 20 16 have been unanimously saluted as successes that have put Madagascar back on the map.

07 Jul 2017 description

In September 2015, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was adopted, and for the first time, migration was included in mainstream global development policy. With the objective of communicating how IOM identifies migration in the 2030 Agenda to stakeholders and the wider public, and to shed light on the complex challenges and opportunities that accompany the migration-related targets, this IOM publication aims to showcase how different areas of migration are addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals.

23 Feb 2016 description

Republic of Korea - A pioneering initiative that will improve access to health care services, advance education and reduce climate vulnerability for communities on a remote Bangladeshi island is coming a step closer to reality today with the signing of a tripartite memorandum of understanding between KT Corporation, one of the largest telecommunication service providers in the Republic of Korea, the Government of Bangladesh and IOM.

08 Nov 2013 description

(Pretoria, 08 November 2013): A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.

10 Apr 2012 description

The UN Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation Mechanism Thematic Working Group (TWG) on International Migration including Human Trafficking has launched the 2012 Situation Report on International Migration in South and South-West Asia in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The multi-agency report stresses the importance of coherent migration policies and increasing collaboration among countries of origin, transit and destination in South and South-West Asia.

18 Oct 2011 description

Joint Report Highlights Development Potential of Migration in Thailand, Warns of Policy Shortfall

Thailand - Migration is contributing to growth, development and stability in Thailand, but to harness its full potential, the South East Asian nation must introduce comprehensive and long term migration policies, according to a joint report launched today.

The Thailand Migration Report 2011 says that despite efforts to control irregular migration, large numbers of irregular migrant workers from neighbouring countries continue to arrive and work in Thailand.