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The Section of International Migration works closely together with several research networks on migration such as APMRN (Asia-Pacific Migration Research Network), CEENOM (Central and Eastern European Network on Migration Research), PIECUM and the UNITWIN/UNESCO Network on Forced Migration.

Through these regional networks, UNESCO promotes comparative research on international migration and multicultural policies with the aim to improve policy-making in these domains.

UNESCO co-operates with major international and regional organizations in specific projects and activities:

      Council of Europe - Migration Department
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      International Labour Organization - International Labour Migration
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      International Movement Against all forms of Discrimination and Racism
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      International Organisation for Migration
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      Migrants Rights International
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      Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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      Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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      United Nations Human Settlements Programme
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Democracy and Human Rights in Multicultural Societies
Migration Without Borders. Essays on the Free Movement of People Migration Without Borders. Essays on the Free Movement of People
 Global Campaign for the ratification of the Convention of Migrant Rights
The Section on International Migration and Multicultural Policies identified the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (1990) as central to the ongoing mission of UNESCO.

The rights that are guaranteed in the 1990 UN Convention are an important step in the recognition of universal rights. Multicultural societies should become - or remain - places of equal rights, dignity, justice and social security for everyone. Closing borders will neither stop the need nor the motivation to leave a country.

Currently, the issue of migration is in the centre of international attention. Several UN Agencies and other international organizations try to promote the development and application of international standards which contribute to more respect for migrants' rights, such as the above mentioned UN Convention. The Steering Committee of the Global Campaign for Ratification of the Convention on Rights of Migrants is composed by the following international organizations:

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