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International Migration Report 2006

A Global Assessment

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This report presents information on international migration levels and policies for major areas, regions and countries of the world. The data for the international migrant stock presented in this report are based on the database Trends in Total Migrant Stock: the 2005 Revision, which was issued by the Population Division in 2006. In order to maintain full consistency with the indicators contained in this database, the estimates on the total population, net migration and the projected population in 2050 in this report were derived from World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision. For many of the countries, information on international migration is sufficient to provide a reasonable basis for levels, trends and policies. For some countries, however, the information is very limited or unavailable, and in such cases, imputations were made.

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Reports of the secretary-general

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 56/203 of 21 February 2002, the present report summarizes activities relating to international migration and development that have been carried out by relevant organizations within and outside the United Nations system, taking into account the lessons learned as well as best practices on migration management and policies. The report also discusses the actual and potential mechanisms within the United Nations system to address the issues related to international migration and development, including the possibility of the convening of a United Nations conference on international migration and development.

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