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International Migration and Multicultural Policies
The overall aim of UNESCO's programme on International Migration is to promote the respect for the human rights of migrants, and to contribute to peaceful integration of migrants in society.

chemin.gif "We recognize that migration continues to increase -- driven by the age-old pursuit of a better life, as well as by increasingly understood phenomena such as climate change. And so, we accept that we must take effective action without delay."

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, in his address to the Global Forum on Migration and Development, 10 July 2007

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Current issue of the International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS): The Human Rights of Migrants, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009


NewsJust published: Migration and Human Rights. The United Nations Convention on Migrant Workers' Rights  2010-01-19 4:00 pm UNESCO
NewsUNESCO Book Project for 2010 on Migration, Environment and Climate Change 2009-12-05 10:00 am UNESCO
Climate change is one of the major concerns for the international community. Among its consequences, its impact on migration is the object of increasing attention from both policy-makers and researchers. As the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change put it, “greater resource scarcity, desertification, risks of droughts and floods, and rising sea levels could drive many millions of people to migrate.’
NewsThe book "Migration without Borders" receives the 2009 Silver Book Award from the Association of Borderland Studies (ABS) 2009-07-02 10:05 am UNESCO
Migration without Borders. Essays on the Free Movement of People received the 2009 Silver Book Award from the Association of Borderland Studies (ABS), an American learned society which promotes border studies.

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