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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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Shaping the Global Compact on migration: Some recommendations

As the preceding chapters have shown, international migration is at the heart of the economic and social transformation underway in the Asia-Pacific, both driving it and being driven by it. The numbers of migrants to and from the region are growing, flowing from demographic and cultural shifts, political conflicts, environmental changes, but above all, the desire for greater opportunities that are not available at home.

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