Statistical Papers - United Nations (Ser. A), Population and Vital Statistics Report

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The Population and Vital Statistics Report series presents data for countries or areas on population size (total, male, and female) from the latest available census, estimated total population size for the later available year, and the number and rate of vital events (live births, deaths, and infant deaths) for the latest available year within the past 15 years. These data are presented as reported by national statistical authorities to the Demographic Yearbook of the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
 
International Migration Report 2009

International Migration Report 2009

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31 Dec 2009
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358
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This report presents information on international migration levels, trends and legal instruments for major areas, regions and countries of the world. The data for the international migrant stock are taken from the publication Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2008 Revision. The estimates on the total population, net migration and the projected population up to 2050 are based on World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. For the first time, data on international migration flows for a selected group of countries are included in the analysis. The data come from the dataset International Migration Flows to and from Selected Countries: The 2008 Revision. The analysis of the ratification status of migration-related legal instruments for Member States of the United Nations and the International Labour Organization (ILO) is based on information from the United Nations Treaty Section which can be accessed at treaties.un.org.

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  • Preface

    The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations Secretariat is responsible for providing the international community with up-to-date and objective information on population and development. The Population Division provides guidance to the United Nations General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Commission on Population and Development on population and development issues. The Division also undertakes regular studies on population levels, trends and dynamics, including trends of international migration, changes in population policies and the interrelationships between population and development.

  • Explanatory notes
  • Classificaiton of countries or areas by major areas and region of the world
  • Executive summary

    The International Migration Report 2009: A Global Assessment, prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, is the third in a series which presents information on international migration levels and trends and the status of ratification of international legal instruments relevant to international migration as well as related indicators for major areas, regions and countries of the world.

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    • International migrant stock

      The international migrant stock is a mid-year estimate of the number of people living in a country or area other than the one in which they were born. Most of the statistics used to estimate the international migrant stock were obtained from population censuses. Additionally, population registers and nationally representative surveys provided information on the number and composition of international migrants. The estimates have been published in Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2008 Revision (United Nations database, POP/DB/MIG/Stock/Rev.2008).

    • International migration flows - selected countries

      International migration flow data are essential to the analysis of international migration levels and trends because they document movements shortly after they have occurred whereas stock data document the cumulative effects of movements. While more recent, and thus more relevant for policy purposes, flow data are affected by limitations imposed by data availability, quality and comparability. Most data on international migration flows are available for relatively few developed countries beginning in the 1980s; few countries have complete data sets, and the data collected often suffer from definitional inconsistencies between countries as they are derived from administrative, not statistical, sources. The following section discusses international migration flows to and from developed countries. The data have been published in International Migration Flows To and From Selected Countries: The 2008 Revision (United Nations database, POP/DB/MIG/Flow/ Rev.2008).

    • Net international migration

      Net international migration for a given country refers to the difference between the number of immigrants and the number of emigrants. If more people immigrate to a country than emigrate from it, the country gains population from positive net migration. When more people emigrate than immigrate, the country loses population through negative net migration.

    • Legal instruments on international migration
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    • Resolutions of the United Nations general assembly and the economic and social council

      Recalling its resolutions 49/127 of 19 December 1994, 50/123 of 20 December 1995, 52/189 of 18 December 1997, 54/212 of 22 December 1999, 56/203 of 21 December 2001, 58/208 of 23 December 2003, 59/241 of 22 December 2004 and 60/227 of 23 December 2005 on international migration and development, and 60/206 of 22 December 2005 on the facilitation and reduction of the cost of transfer of migrant remittances,

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    • Definitions and sources

      Total (thousands): The estimated total number of international migrants, both sexes combined, as of 1 July of the years indicated, in thousands. The basic data used to estimate the number of international migrants was obtained mostly from population censuses. For 179 countries or areas, the estimate shown corresponds to the number of persons born in a country other than that in which they lived, that is, the foreign-born population. For a further 42 countries or areas where information on place of birth was not available, the estimate shown corresponds to the number of foreigners. For the remaining 9 countries or areas, no information on the number of foreign-born or foreign persons was available; the estimates were imputed using a model.

    • Profiles by major area, region and special group
    • Profiles by country or area
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