Global Agenda Council on Migration 2012-2014
More than 400 million people worldwide are considered migrants. US President Barak Obama’s announcement that in his second term he would seek immigration reform revived debate on managing migration flows in the Americas. In Europe, prolonged recession and stagnant employment growth have led to anti-immigrant sentiment and to proposed legislation to restrict the rights of migrants in countries such as Switzerland and the United Kingdom. To advance the rights agenda on migration and to enhance its role in development, the United Nations has begun preparatory discussions for the second High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development at its General Assembly in October 2013.
Shaping the Agenda