On the Move: the Migration Imperative

01 January 2011

Global Magazine - Commonwealth Secretariat

While globalisation has increased mobility, Western perceptions of the negative effects of migration are exaggerated. The flows of migrants are not all in one direction – most asylum-seekers fi nd refuge in neighbouring countries and South-South migration accounts for 40 percent of the international total.

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Robin Cohen writes article on the migration imperative for ‘Global’ magazine, commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat.