New UN DESA report finds numbers of migrants continue to rise

There are now an estimated 258 million people living in a country other than their country of birth — an increase of 49% since 2000 — according to new figures released by UN DESA today, on International Migrants Day. The International Migration Report 2017 (Highlights), a biennial publication of the department, states that 3.4% of the world’s inhabitants today are international migrants. This reflects a modest increase from a value of 2.8% in 2000. By contrast, the number of migrants as a fraction of the population residing in high-income countries rose from 9.6% in 2000 to 14% in 2017. #migrations #internationalmigrantsday #sameworld 

'Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration' is focus of 15th annual International Mountain Day

The 2017 theme of International Mountain Day, “Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration,” invites people from around the world to focus on environmental factors, such as climate change, that lead to mountain community issues such as hunger and migration. #mountainsunderpressure #climatechange #sameworld

'Climate Justice Means No Walls': Sharing Untold Stories of Climate Migration

Seas rise in the Pacific islands, forcing people to leave their homes. A fracking company takes a fancy to a drought stricken area in South Africa. Hurricanes cripple entire countries. Walls and fences are built to block the free movement of people, including climate migrants. These were just some of the heartbreaking stories we heard at a climate impacted peoples' side event at COP23 in Bonn, Germany. People from the Asia Pacific region, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean shared moving and personal stories. #climatemigrants #environmentaljustice #cop23 #sameworld  

COP23 - Day 5: Progress in tough talks

As the first week of negotiations is drawing to an end, pre-2020 action, the facilitative (Talanoa) dialogue, and transparency in the Paris rulebook have proven to be the most contentious issues in Bonn. Emerging nations have pushed the topic of pre-2020 action, i.e. immediate climate mitigation efforts that should be undertaken in particular by industrialised countries that are obliged to combat climate change under the Kyoto Protocol. #cop23 #climatechange #sameworld

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