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Young migrants tell their stories

Young migrants tell their stories

The UN World Youth Report on Youth and Migration provides a personal glimpse inside the lives of young migrants and the challenges they face at every phase of migration.
Migrant workers: their right to health care

Migrant workers: their right to health care

The Special Rapporteur on the right to health says many of the more than a hundred million migrants who leave their countries every year have little or no access to medical help of any kind.
Imprisoning migrants is not the answer, says UN expert

Imprisoning migrants is not the answer, says UN expert

The detention of irregular migrants should be a measure of last resort, says the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.
Human rights are not a matter of charity

Human rights are not a matter of charity

Calling on all States to ratify the Convention on Migrant Workers, UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay says human rights are not a matter of charity or a reward for obeying immigration rules.
People on the move: safeguarding the rights of migrants

People on the move: safeguarding the rights of migrants

In her capacity as Chair of the Global Migration Group, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls for a human rights-based approach to global migration.
Migration: a global governance issue

Migration: a global governance issue

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns that xenophobia is on the rise and urges the international community to search for smart solutions to an extraordinarily complex issue.
Landmark Statement on Protecting the Human Rights of Irregular Migrants

Landmark Statement on Protecting the Human Rights of Irregular Migrants

In a historic statement, the Global Migration Group chaired by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights speaks out for the protection of the human rights of irregular migrants across the globe.
Urgent need to protect the rights of migrant children

Urgent need to protect the rights of migrant children

A new study by the United Nations Human Rights office has identified “serious protection gaps for migrant children in every region of the world.”
Join hands to protect the human rights of all migrants

Join hands to protect the human rights of all migrants

All members of the Global Migration Group have agreed to focus the inter-agency body's work on the theme of the effective protection of the human rights of all migrants in the second half of 2010
Protect the human rights of all migrants

Protect the human rights of all migrants

The United Nations Human Rights office denounces mistreatment of migrants and urges respect for their rights.