UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Strengthening Protection of Migrant Workers and their Families With International Human Rights Treaties

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AUTHOR Mariette Grange
ORGANIZATION International Catholic Migration Commission
TYPE Lessons Learned/Good Practices
DATE 2006
TOPIC Migration
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

There are approximately 200 million international migrants in the world. This is barely three percent of the world population, yet it appears sizable enough for migration issues to consistently make headlines in all world regions, and is increasingly used as ammunition in electoral campaigns, and to be the subject of a number of migration management initatives at the regional and global levels. Few of these processes focus on the human rights of migrants. Yet, migrants are at the center of the migration phenomenon.


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