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ECOWAS countries to strengthen migration data management

ECOWAS countries to strengthen migration data management

21 Mar 16  News
Experts from national statistical offices of ECOWAS member States agreed to strengthen migration data management for evidence-based policy making on labour migration. The Internat...
Visa-commissioned study estimates migration to electronic payments added nearly $300b to GDP across 70 countries

Visa-commissioned study estimates migration to electronic payments added nearly $300b to GDP across 70 countries

14 Mar 16  News
Visa Inc. has released the results of a new 2016 study conducted by Moody’s Analytics that analyzed the impact of electronic payments on economic growth across 70 countries betwe...
2030 Agenda’s promise of well-managed migration and mobility must become a reality – UN deputy chief

2030 Agenda’s promise of well-managed migration and mobility must become a reality – UN deputy chief

01 Mar 16  News
The promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is that well-managed migration and mobility will benefit migrants and their families as well as countries of or...
Migration and multilateralism will be hallmarks of 2016, says senior UN official

Migration and multilateralism will be hallmarks of 2016, says senior UN official

08 Feb 16  News
The world is facing a political, economic, moral and social crisis as governments and communities struggle to provide effective solutions for the unprecedented numbers of people fl...
African Consultations on Migration: Factoring in outcomes of the Valletta Summit

African Consultations on Migration: Factoring in outcomes of the Valletta Summit

15 Dec 15  News
The African Consultations on Migration kicked-off on Monday, 14 December 2015. The Consultations were officially opened by Dr. Olawale I. Maiyegun, the Director of Social...
Report proposes solution to failure of rural development behind poverty-driven migration from world’s poorest countries

Report proposes solution to failure of rural development behind poverty-driven migration from world’s poorest countries

26 Nov 15  News
UNCTAD puts forward new road map for transforming rural economies and eradicating rural poverty In a bold move, UNCTAD’s The Least Developed Countries Report, subtitled Tra...
EU’s migration cash for Africa falls short

EU’s migration cash for Africa falls short

13 Nov 15  News
The European Union’s efforts to stem the flow of refugees from Africa was undermined on 12 November by member states who failed to match EU money for a €1.8 billion trust fund ...
World’s MPs commit to action on digital freedom and fairer migration

World’s MPs commit to action on digital freedom and fairer migration

26 Oct 15  News
Parliamentarians from 137 countries have committed to action aimed at tackling two of the most challenging issues facing the world today – migration and the protection of digital...
World undergoing major population shift with far-reaching implications for migration, poverty, development: WB/IMF Report

World undergoing major population shift with far-reaching implications for migration, poverty, development: WB/IMF Report

08 Oct 15  News
As migrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East continue to arrive in Europe in unprecedented numbers, a new World Bank/IMF report says that large-scale migration from poo...
Technical workshop on labour migration statistics for the Africa region: Statement by Amb. Olawale Maiyegun

Technical workshop on labour migration statistics for the Africa region: Statement by Amb. Olawale Maiyegun

05 Oct 15  News
Opening remarks by Amb. Olawale Maiyegun, AU Director of Social Affairs, at the Labour Migration Statistics Validation Workshop – 29th September-1st October 2015, Addis Abab...
Colloquium on a new International Migration paradigm for South Africa: Introductory remarks by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba

Colloquium on a new International Migration paradigm for South Africa: Introductory remarks by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba

30 Jun 15  News
Introductory remarks by the Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba MP, on the occasion of the Colloquium on a new International Migration paradigm for South Africa in Pretoria on ...
AU Declaration on Migration

AU Declaration on Migration

25 Jun 15  News
We the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, meeting at the 25th Ordinary Session of our Assembly in Johannesburg in the Republic of South Africa from 14-15 June 2015...
COMESA Immigration Chiefs meet

COMESA Immigration Chiefs meet

24 Jun 15  News
Heads of Immigration from COMESA Member States are meeting in Lusaka for a two days meeting to address the implementation of the COMESA Protocol on free movement of people and the ...
Speed up integration to stem illegal migration

Speed up integration to stem illegal migration

08 Jun 15  News
The African leadership will need to speed up the implementation of the integration agenda as the continent urgently needs to create jobs for the over 60 percent of its population w...
Africa needs strong migration governance for inclusive development

Africa needs strong migration governance for inclusive development

24 Mar 15  News
With an estimated 19 million migrants in Africa, the region needs a strong coherent migration policy response to boost regional integration and inclusive development, agreed partic...
Roundtable on Intra-Regional Migration and Labour Mobility within Africa

Roundtable on Intra-Regional Migration and Labour Mobility within Africa

18 Mar 15  News
The Roundtable on Intra-regional Migration and Labour Mobility within Africa will be held on 23-25 March 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme “Enhancing capacities o...
Intra-regional migration within SADC and implications for International Migration policy

Intra-regional migration within SADC and implications for International Migration policy

12 Feb 15  News
Introductory Remarks by Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba for Third Roundtable on International Migration: Intra-regional migration within SADC and implications for Internationa...
South Africa’s new immigration policies: Attracting skills and investors and securing visas

South Africa’s new immigration policies: Attracting skills and investors and securing visas

23 Jul 14  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, comments on the recent overhaul of South Africa’s immigration regulations On 16 May 2014, as part of a complete overhaul of its immigration p...
SADC Member States to strengthen efforts to address mixed and irregular migration flows in the region

SADC Member States to strengthen efforts to address mixed and irregular migration flows in the region

04 Jul 14  News
Senior Government officials from SADC member states have concluded a three-day regional technical Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) Conference at the Bingu Internation...
Immigration overhaul

Immigration overhaul

09 Jun 14  News
New Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba appears to have been deployed to oversee a complete overhaul of South Africa’s immigration laws that go much deeper than the amendments of...

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