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2017 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration in the Arab Region and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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This report describes the main trends and patterns in international migration in the Arab region from 2015 to 2017, provides a summary of important developments in migration governance in Arab countries in the last two years, and analyses the links between international migration and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This report analyses demographic, migration and displacement data and examines migration within the Arab region. It also provides an overview of remittance flows to and from the region. It further covers the main national policy developments and international cooperation on migration governance in the Arab region between April 2015 and March 2017, including in the areas of nationality, statelessness, labour migration, irregular migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling, forced migration and refugees. Finally, it considers human mobility in the Arab region within the context of current global processes and frameworks on migration governance and sustainable development.