Kaldor Centre 2017: The Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration
Making migration work for all: Report by the Secretary-General
This report by the UN Secretary-General has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/280, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to present a report as an input to the zero draft of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration and related intergovernmental negotiations
Is the Mediterranean the New Rio Grande? US and EU Immigration Pressures in the Long Run
2016. "Is the Mediterranean the New Rio Grande? US and EU Immigration Pressures in the Long Run." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 30(4): 57-82.
How will worldwide changes in population affect pressures for international migration in the future?
In their paper, Hanson and McIntosh examine the past three decades, during which population pressures contributed to substantial labor flows from neighboring countries into the United States and Europe, and contrast them with the coming three decades, which will see sharp reductions in labor-supply growth in Latin America but not in Africa or much of the Middle East. Using a gravity-style empirical model, they examine the contribution of changes in relative labor-supply to bilateral migration in the 2000s and then apply this model to project future bilateral flows based on long-run UN forecasts of working-age populations in sending and receiving countries.
Because the Americas are entering an era of uniformly low population growth, labor flows across the Rio Grande are projected to slow markedly. Europe, in contrast, will face substantial demographically driven migration pressures from across the Mediterranean for decades to come. Although these projected inflows would triple the first-generation immigrant stocks of larger European countries between 2010 and 2040, they would still absorb only a small fraction of the 800-million-person increase in the working-age population of Sub-Saharan Africa that is projected to occur over this period.
What can the census tell us about refugees in Australia?
Finding Refuge in Canada: A Syrian Resettlement Story
In December 2016, Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights published its report into the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Canada.
The Report looks at the settlement journeys of Syrian refugees in Canada and makes recommendations for enhancing the integration experience and ensuring the best possible settlement outcomes.
Further details can be found on the Standing Senate Committee's home page.