Around 175 million persons currently reside outside the country of their birth, and almost one of every 10 persons living in the more developed regions is a migrant. The more developed regions receive each year about 2.3 million migrants coming from the less developed regions, accounting for two thirds of their population growth. These are some of the data from the International Migration Report 2002, issued by the United Nations Population Division. This report complements findings from the wall chart International Migration 2002.
The issue of international migration has moved to the forefront of national and international agendas, raising many questions. The report attempts to address some of these questions by providing an overview of international migration levels, trends and policies, and of the workers?remittances they generate, for countries and regions and for the world as a whole.
The first part of the report deals with policy issues and migration issues in the General Assembly. The second part of the report presents international migration profiles for each individual country and for regions, major areas and special groups of countries.
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