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.

What is the Global Compact for migration?


20 November 2008 to 21 November 2008
26 November 2007 to 27 November 2007

Report of the Secretary-General on international migration and development (A/73/286)

The report analyzes recent levels and trends in global migration, reports on progress in developing indicators for migration-related SDG targets, and presents key elements of a global programme to improve the collection and use of migration data as proposed in the final draft of the global migration compact.