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The World Economic and Social Survey 2004: The Role of International Migration in Development

Monday, January 10, 2005 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Migration is a key dimension of both globalization and development. The past few decades have seen a rapid expansion in the number, but also a change in the geographical pattern, of international migrants. These developments have been of widespread, usually mutual, benefit but have also given rise to a number of difficulties. As a result, an increasing number of countries have introduced policies to reduce immigration. The broad goal of the United Nations' World Economic and Social Survey 2004- part two is to examine these developments with a view to identifying ways of enhancing the role of migration in development.

On January 10, 2005 The Center for Global Development hosted a seminar featuring an overview of the second part of the U.N. Study by José Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations.

Michael Clemens, a Research Fellow with The Center for Global Development, provided discussant commentary on the study.

Download both speakers' Power Point presentations:
José Antonio Ocampo's slides
Michael Clemens slides