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Population and Development Report

Third Issue - International Migration and Development in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities

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The Report considers the trends and patterns of Arab migration; addresses international migration and its relevance to development in Arab countries by discussing the relationship between international migration and demographic changes, human development and migrant remittances and focuses on an analysis of the policies adopted by sending and receiving countries over various periods of time; in the past, present and future at the local, regional and international levels in the light of economic, social and political changes.

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Introduction

The Population and Development Report is one of a series of analytical reports published biennially by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It aims to enhance knowledge about the vital relationship between population issues and development and generate advance awareness of the challenges presented by the demographic, economic, social and political dimensions of population dynamics. The third issue of the Population and Development Report is entitled International Migration and Development in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities. This Report is part of the ESCWA programme of work in the field of population and development for the 2006-2007 biennium. Pertinent activities focus on the need to adopt development strategies that are based on the principle of integrating economic, social and demographic factors, and integrating human rights principles with the basic components of development.

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