International Migration Report 2011

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This report presents information on international migration levels, trends and legal instruments for major areas, regions and countries of the world. The data for the international migrant stock described in chapter I and chapter II are taken from the publication Trends in International Migrant Stock: Migrants by Destination and Origin and Trends in International Migrant Stock: Migrants by Age and Sex, while the estimates on the total population in chapter I are based on World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision, DVD Edition. The data on migration flows in chapter III are taken from the publication International Migration Flows to and from Selected Countries: The 2010 Revision. Chapter IV provides an analysis of the ratification status of migration-related legal instruments for Member States of the United Nations and the International Labour Organization (ILO), based on information from the United Nations Treaty Section and the NORMLEX Information System on International Labour Standards, which can be accessed at http://treaties.un.org and http://www.ilo.org, respectively.



International migration flows

In addition to estimating international migrant stocks by age, sex and origin, the Population Division also collects and compiles data on international migration flows for some 43 countries worldwide. In analysing those data, the chapter focuses on three distinct geographical groups: Northern America, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe. Immigration and emigration flows of both citizens and foreigners are described where available.


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