Virtual Library on Migration

 

Las agencias especializadas del Sistema de Naciones Unidas cuentan con información valiosa sobre sus diversos temas de expertise, los cuales a menudo concurren con la migración. Su información es particularmente relevante pues responde a metodologías de alta calidad y trabajan con muestras de poblaciones variadas y en ocasiones con un número considerable de personas. La Biblioteca Virtual reúne los repositorios de las agencias de la ONU para incentivar la búsqueda ampliada de investigaciones que transversalicen la migración con otros temas relacionados con el desarrollo sostenible.

Global Phenomenon, Invisible Cases: Human Trafficking in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

01 / 01 / 2011

La trata de personas, es una grave violación a los derechos humanos. Esta se caracteriza por constituir una problemática insivibilizada debido a que muchos de los casos de trata de personas nunca llegan a ser reportados. Esto ha contribuido a que exista una notable carencia de datos en esta materia; de la cual no se encuentran excluidos los países caribeños, africanos y del área pacífica. En ese sentido, esta publicación además de presentar las principales tendencias de la trata de personas en estos países, pretende ofrecer una breve exposición sobre la regulación nacional en internacional en este tema, así como recomendaciones y buenas prácticas.

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What we see

01 / 01 / 2010

Photographs from adolescents from the competicion "Zoom in on migration and development"

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Exploratory assessment of trafficking in persons in the Caribbean Region

01 / 01 / 2010

The lack of statistical data regarding counter trafficking in the Caribbean region and the absence of detailed information related to this crime, have motived to explore the main tendencies of this phenomena in Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. This text, presents the results of a qualitative research carried out in eight selected countries.

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Rights, residence, rehabilitation: a comparative study assessing residence options for trafficked persons

01 / 01 / 2010

This paper provides a comparative study carried out in Austria, Belgium, Italy and the United States. In it, is made a legal assessment on the implementation of the right of residence, as a means of protection for victims of trafficking and strengthening the processes of investigation and prosecution of traffickers. The study focuses on the analysis of the regulatory framework, the implementation of existing legislation and the systematization of experiences and legal developments of each country.

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The causes and consequences of re-trafficking evidence from the IOM human trafficking database

01 / 01 / 2010

Although the problem victims relapsing in the hands of human trafficking is widely known, there is little information regarding the incidence, causes and consequences that produce it. They have a high propensity to relapse after having faced a trafficking situation or during the period after the assistance process. In this light, the present study analyzes 79 cases of relapses in trafficking situations from 1999 to 2009, belonging to the IOM database.

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Compendium of Migrant Integration Policies and Practices

05 / 05 / 2009

This publication responds to the request of some IOM member states of having a global document that compiles integration policies and practices. This text describes legislation on integration and other migration issues, target groups of integration measures, and the governmental branches and integration measures of 19 selected countries

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Working to Prevent and Address Violence Against Women Migrant Workers

01 / 01 / 2009

Traditionally, the female migration has been motivated by family reasons. However, today an increasing number of women are migrating independently in order to improve their employment and economic opportunities. Because they are women, they are subject to a double vulnerability condition during the migratory journey. In that sense, this publication presents a series of actions to combat violence affecting migrant women workers

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Caribbean: Counter-trafficking model legislation and explanatory guidelines: a booklet

Caribbean: Counter-trafficking model legislation and explanatory guidelines: a booklet

01 / 01 / 2008

Historically, the Caribbean has been a region with an extensive transit migration transit internally, intraregional and externally. Due to the constant movement of the migratory flows in the area, Caribbean migrants faced the danger of being potentially exploited by traffickers. In this regard and given the complexity of human trafficking, this publication aims to provide a comprehensive response to address this phenomenon.

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Migration and Development: Perspectives from the South

01 / 01 / 2007

The recent increase in international South-North migration flows, due to the process of globalization, has sparked an interest in shedding light on its positive effects and contributions to development. To that effect, this text compiles a series of activists’, government officials’ and researchers’ discussions on the impacts and dilemmas of migration in India, Mexico, Morocco, The Philippines and Turkey.

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Migration from Latin America to Europe: Trends and policy challenges

05 / 05 / 2004

Factors such as widespread poverty, the economic hardships in Latin America and the Caribbean and the tightening of the visa regime in United States have generated a rapid increase in migration flows to Europe, mainly of migrants with a high education level and high rates of labor force participation. Given that this trend has previously been understudied, this research analyzes the causes and consequences of this migration, and examines implications for European policy.

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