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June 2019 
Mark your calendars for the International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) 2020. On January 20-21, IOM, OECD and UN DESA will host the 2nd IFMS in Cairo, Egypt. The call for papers and proposals for parallel sessions is now open.
Deadline to submit: July 31st.
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In this June issue: Venezuelan emigration, internal displacement data, labour migrants, data capacity building for SDG-monitoring, local migration governance, and  Blockchain.


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An unexpected destination for Venezuelan migrants and refugees: Hungary

Approximately 4 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees have fled the country in the past few years, according to the latest June data from the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform. Some report that around 9 percent of the Venezuelan population has left, but figures are estimates at best due to data collection challenges and may be higher or lower.

While the majority of Venezuelans have left for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly neighboring Colombia and Peru, the remainder of Venezuelans emigrate to North America and Europe--including Hungary.

Though not well known, Hungary has accepted around 300 Venezuelans of
Hungarian heritage through a programme that began in April 2018, according to Hungarian news media. The development has surprised some as Hungary's migration policy has in the past tended to focus more on restrictions on immigration.



Updated: Internal displacement

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) recently released its Global Report on Internal Displacement 2019. See the latest figures on the Portal's map:

New internal displacements per year due to conflict

New internal displacements per year due to disasters

Total number of internal displacements due to conflict

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Updated figures: Labour migrants

There were an estimated 164 million migrant workers globally in 2017, according to ILO, How many are in your region?

See the latest infographic.



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International labour mobility
Producing comparable statistics on international labour mobility is challenging as it cuts across economic, social and demographic domains. What are some best practices in measurement?
Learn more from UNECE's guide.
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Migration-related indicators

Monitoring the reduction of recruitment costs for migrant workers requires better data collection. The World Bank and the ILO are developing a migration-costs questionnaire and handbook to support  countries in their SDG-monitoring efforts.

Read KNOMAD guidelines on data collection and brief on migration and remittances.

Migration data for global processes

Keiko Osaki-Tomita, President of Tokiwa University in Japan, shares her views on migration data, the SDGs and the Global Compact for Migration. 



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Local migration governance

IOM has concluded the pilot stage of the local MGI project in Accra, Montreal and São Paulo and results will soon be available on the Portal.

In the next coming months, IOM expects to refine its methodology.
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