About Migration

 

As "The Migration Agency" IOM has become the point of reference in the heated global debate on the social, economic and political implications of migration in the 21st century. In this light we would like to provide you with some additional information regarding migration.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. Key Migration Terms
A guide to the key terms and concepts on migration.

2. Missing Migrants Project

Missing Migrants tracks deaths of migrants and those who have gone missing along migratory routes worldwide.

3. Myths, Facts and Answers about Refugees and Migration

What is the economic impact of migration on Europe? Will tougher border EU restrictions stop migrants and refugees? Do they contribute to unemployment? Are they genuine refugees in need of protection? How many are Syrians? How do we know that they are not terrorists?

These and other key questions are answered in a Q&A jointly published by IOM’s Regional Office for Europe, the UN Regional Information Centre in Brussels, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Development Programme and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

4. Migration Law Database

Since there is no single instrument or norm covering all the relevant rights and duties of migrants, it is important to collect information on international migration law and frame it in an accessible and comprehensible way. IOM seeks to consolidate this information and make it more easily accessible through, inter alia, its online migration law database.
The online migration law database draws together migration related instruments and relevant norms regulating migration at the international and regional levels. The following sources of information are being included: relevant international, regional and bilateral treaties; international and regional resolutions, declarations and other instruments. The database will soon also contain relevant and prominent case law.

5. Key UN Documents

Reports and resolutions revolving around such issues as migrants’ rights, humanitarian assistance, development, security and policy, among others.

6. Migration policy and research