Levels and Trends of International Migration in Asia and the Pacific

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1 Expert Group Meeting on International Migration and Development in Asia and the Pacific Bangkok, Thailand, September 2008 Levels and Trends of International Migration in Asia and the Pacific Sabine Henning Population Division United Nations Sabine Henning

2 Number of international migrants (millions), 1990 and 2005 Absolute Increase WORLD Africa Asia Europe Latin America & the Caribbean Northern America Pacific Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division Trends in total migrant stock: The 2005 Revision.

3 Number of international migrants, 2005 Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division Trends in total migrant stock: The 2005 Revision.

4 Change in the number of international migrants, Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division Trends in total migrant stock: The 2005 Revision.

5 Countries and territories with the highest proportion of immigrants, 2005 Qatar United Arab Emirates Guam Kuwait China, Macao SAR Occupied Palestinian Territory Singapore China, Hong Kong SAR Bahrain Israel per cent Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division Trends in total migrant stock: The 2005 Revision.

6 Female migrants as percentage of total migrants, Percentage WORLD Asia Africa Latin Northern America & America the Caribbean 51 Pacific 53 Europe Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division Trends in total migrant stock: The 2005 Revision.

7 Female migrants as percentage of total migrants, 2005 Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division Trends in total migrant stock: The 2005 Revision.

8 350, , ,000 Number of Asians immigrating to selected countries, Annual average number (5-years) USA 200, ,000 Germany 100,000 Canada 50,000 0 Netherlands Australia United Kingdom New Zealand Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division International Migration Flows to and from selected countries: The 2005 Revision.

9 Share of Asian immigrants in total inflow in selected countries, Per cent 0 Australia Denmark New Zealand USA Canada Sweden NetherlandsGermany Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division International Migration Flows to and from selected countries: The 2005 Revision.

10 60,000 Number of people from the Pacific immigrating to selected countries, ,000 USA 40,000 30,000 20,000 10,000 Australia United Kingdom New Zealand Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division International Migration Flows to and from selected countries: The 2005 Revision.

11 Share of migrant workers from in selected countries of employment 100% 80% Oman INDIA BANGLADESH PHILIPPINES Other countries 60% 40% Qatar Bahrain Kuwait United Arab Emirates 20% Saudi Arabia 0% Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division International Migration in the Arab Region, UN/POP/EGM/2006/14.

12 1 500 Annual net migration per decade by major area, Annual net migration (thousands) Northern America Latin America & the Caribbean Africa Pacific Asia Europe Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision.

13 400 Annual net migration per decade in Asia, Annual net migration (thousands) Central Asia Southern Asia Western Asia Eastern Asia South-eastern Asia Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision.

14 130 Annual net migration per decade in the Pacific, Annual net migration (thousands) Micronesia Melanesia Australia and New Zealand Polynesia Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision.

15 Rates of population change, natural increase and net migration by major area, Rate of change (per cent) Africa Asia Europe Latin America & the Caribbean Northern America Pacific Rate of change Rate of natural increase Rate of net migration Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision.

16 Rates of population change, natural increase and net migration by major area, Rate of change (per cent) Africa Asia Europe Latin America & the Caribbean Northern America Pacific Rate of change Rate of natural increase Rate of net migration Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision.

17 Government policies on immigration, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2007 World Percentage of countries Lower Maintain + No intervention Raise Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division World Population Policies 2007.

18 Government policies on immigration, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2007 (number of countries) Asia Pacific 5 Lower Maintain + No intervention Raise Lower Maintain + No intervention Raise Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division World Population Policies 2007.

19 International legal instruments on international migration Instrument Countries that have ratified c Countries in Asia and the Pacific that have ratified c MIGRANT WORKERS 1949 ILO Convention concerning migration for employment (Revised) (No. 97) 1975 ILO Convention concerning migrations in abusive conditions and the promotion of equality of opportunity and treatment of migrant workers (supplementary provisions) (No. 143) 1990 International convention on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families Percentage a a Of states members of the United Nations; b Of countries in Asia and the Pacific; c As of 18 August Percentage b

20 International legal instruments on international migration Instrument TRAFFICKING AND SMUGGLING 2000 Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking n persons, especially women and children 2000 Protocol against the smuggling of migrants by land, air and sea Countries that have ratified c Percentage a a Of states members of the United Nations; b Of countries in Asia and the Pacific; c As of 18 August Countries in Asia and the Pacific that have ratified c Percentage b 37 33

21 International legal instruments on international migration Instrument REFUGEES 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees 1967 Protocol relating to the status of refugees Countries that have ratified c Percentage a Countries in Asia and the Pacific that have ratified c Percentage b a Of states members of the United Nations; b Of countries in Asia and the Pacific; c As of 18 August 2008

22 Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children 2000 Source: United Nations Treaty Section (personal communication, data as of August 18, 2008).

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