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Towards Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region

Challenges and Opportunities

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International migration is a structural feature of an interconnected Asia-Pacific. The number of migrants to and from the region continues to grow, reflecting factors such as changing demographics, economic transformations, and increased connectivity, as well as showing the influence of instability and conflict in the region; meanwhile, the impacts of migration in all countries have grown to become more important; and the means adopted by countries have adapted to try to address these impacts in a positive manner. This report draws from existing research and provides information on the key trends in migration in the region; the drivers of migration; the impacts of migration; and policy responses at national and multilateral level and concludes with recommendations.

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Legislative frameworks and regional cooperation for managing migration

International migration relates to a core element of State sovereignty, namely the right of States to determine who enters and remains on their territory. As such, States enjoy considerable latitude on determining the conditions under which people migrate, and have adopted a range of national policies to address migration.

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