International Migration 2020 Highlights : 10 Key messages
15 January 2021
Migration has major impacts on people and places. Well-managed migration can contribute to inclusive and sustainable development in countries of both origin and destination. The General Assembly has acknowledged the crucial linkages between international migration and development in a series of recent landmark agreements, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
These messages are based on a new report, International Migration 2020 Highlights, presenting the main results from the 2020 revision of estimates of the international migrant stock and related materials prepared by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).