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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The UN Global Compact and labor migration: What can we expect? [feedly]

The UN Global Compact and labor migration: What can we expect?
http://www.epi.org/blog/the-un-global-compact-and-labor-migration-what-can-we-expect/

The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) is an agreement that is being negotiated through the United Nations (UN) by its Member States to establish a new regime for cooperation on international migration. One of the major goals of the GCM is to expand labor migration and labor mobility channels for migrants seeking work in countries other than their own. But what could that look like in practice?

Migrant workers and international labor migration

There are approximately 244 million international migrants around the globe, accounting for approximately 3 percent of the world's population. The UN's International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that 150 million or two-thirds of all international migrants were in the labor forces of the countries to which they moved in 2013, suggesting that many, if not most, migrants cross national borders for economic reasons.

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