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The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) organized an expert group meeting on improving migration data in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in New York, from 1–3 July 2019.

The 10th meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) was hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 22–24 October 2019. 

A high-level Regional Migration Data Harmonization Workshop, organized by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and IOM, took place between 27­–29 August 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.

Migration Policy Practice (Vol. XI, Number 2, March–April 2021)

The new issue of Migration Policy Practice (MPP) focuses on children in the current Central America–Mexico–United States context. It identifies critical blind spots of child-related migration data and sheds light on aspects that have gotten lost in the noise generated by graphic depictions of child migration in the Central America–Mexico–United States pathway.

Smuggling networks along the Central Mediterranean Route (CMR)

The dangerous journeys that refugees and migrants undertake to move along the Central Mediterranean Route (CMR) as well as the protection incidents they face along the way, particularly in Libya, has been relatively well-documented by researchers, UN agencies and NGOs, and human rights organizations.



Data on the mobility of Chinese students

Xiaoxiao Chen, Researcher at the Center for China and Globalization explains what data exist on the mobility of Chinese students.

Measuring migration with big data and innovative data sources

Emilio Zagheni, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research explains how big data and innovative data sources can contribute to measuring migration.