The Situation Report on International Migration in East and South-East Asia covers migration dynamics in 16 countries within the region and is a collaborative effort by all the organizations that participate in the Regional Thematic Working Group on International Migration including Human Trafficking, which is co-chaired by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and IOM. The aim of the report is to explore complex inter-linkages between international migration and the process of economic, demographic and social development within the region. It aspires to be a tool for comprehensive migration policy formulation and for fostering understanding of social and cultural interaction.
The first part of this report provides a brief overview of the migration situation in each of 16 countries in East and South-East Asia by way of “country reports”. The second part comprises thematic chapters focusing on migration and its links to important social and economic issues, including policy development, labour migration, remittances, gender, health, children and indigenous peoples.
The Regional Thematic Working Group on International Migration including Human Trafficking was established in 2005, under the auspices of the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) of the United Nations. The members of the Group includes sixteen regional offices of the United Nations agencies, programmes and relevant intergovernmental organizations in the Asia-Pacificregion, namely, ESCAP, IOM, ILO, OCHA, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNIAP, UNICEF, UNIFEM, UNODC, UNDP, WHO and the World Bank.
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IOM RO for Southeast Asia