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This paper profiles the return migration and reintegration of returning overseas workers into the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and discusses policy considerations. It explores the economic dimensions of the return of overseas workers and...
The return and readmission of migrants to their countries of origin, or third countries, and their reintegration into the societies and communities that receive them, are natural features of international mobility. More than ever, migration today is not a...
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) represents a significant commitment to improve migration governance; it is also an opportunity to maximise the benefits and to address the challenges associated with migration today. To support...
Reviewing current literature on return and reintegration processes, this working paper argues that the mobile livelihood patterns and capacities of displaced populations must be taken into account when donors and agencies plan and support such processes. Seen...
This paper, commissioned by the International Centre for Nurse Migration, focuses on some of the challenges and the opportunities created by migration of nurses, specifically focusing on the issue of return. Divided into five main sections, the paper looks at...
This paper provides a state-of-the-art literature review and is intended to stimulate discussions around some of the most salient issues concerning the relationship between migration, return, and development. It outlines the operational framework and research...
Every year thousands of unaccompanied or separated children enter the EU, creating challenges for European States to ensure that the children are given appropriate care and protection and have their rights respected in line with all international obligations...
This paper was developed in the context of the Trafficking Victims Re/integration Programme (TVRP), which funds NGO’s in several countries of Southeastern Europe. It is the fifth of a series that aim to shed light on good practices in the area of re...
This paper is part of the IOM Migration Research Leaders Syndicate’s contribution toward the Global Compact for Migration. It is one of 26 papers that make up a consolidated Syndicate publication, which focuses on proposing ways to address complex and pressing...
The research focus has been established in collaboration with practitioners from the IOM Austria office, with whom two meetings have been organized. The meetings and the documents provided within these meetings gave access to great qualitative and quantitative...
According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, States have an obligation to promote social re(integration) of any child victim of abuse and violence. This document describes “re(integration)” according to Tdh, presents the positioning of the...
This paper studies migrants’ intentions to return to their origin country by making the distinction between permanent return, temporary return and participation in temporary return programmes. Using survey data from first generation migrants in the Netherlands...
This report examines the right to effective remedies for victims of trafficking in persons under international law, the scope of its application, and the challenges that arise. It concludes by providing practical recommendations for improving access to...
In the New York Declaration and its Annex II2, AVRR is an important component of (e) (“The facilitation of safe, orderly, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people”) and (s) (“Return and readmission, and improving cooperation in this regard...
Building upon the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants adopted on 19 September 2016, the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) will set out a range of principles, commitments and understandings among Member States regarding...
The attention paid by international organisations to the link between migration and development in migrants’ origin countries has highlighted the need to revisit return migration approaches. Moreover, the growing diversity of migratory categories (ranging from...
This paper provides practical insights into the broad thematic issues surrounding integration and social cohesion in order to assist IOM Member States and partners prepare towards the negotiation phase of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular...
This paper outlines the existing approaches and key gaps faced by States and stakeholders involved in supporting the reintegration of migrants returning to their home countries, and makes recommendations for concrete actions and commitments that could be...
This discussion paper provides an overview of the magnitude of the situation, including main protection risks; analyses challenges in ensuring effective protection mechanisms and comprehensive solutions responses; and offers recommendations for developing a...
This paper reviews the rationale and criteria for UNHCR’s involvement in the return of persons found not to be in need of international protection to their country of origin. Based on Executive Committee Conclusion No. 96, it sets out parameters for engagement...