International Migration

It is widely recognized that migrants make a positive contribution to inclusive growth and sustainable development in countries of origin and destination. The Population Division collaborates with other members of the United Nations Network on Migration in supporting the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The Division also produces estimates of the number of international migrants – the “migrant stock” – at the global, regional and national levels. The data set International Migrant Stock is updated on a regular basis.