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The role of statistics in migration policies

On April, 22 2013 the IIMA Human Rights Office took part in a meeting concerning “The role of migration statistics for treaty reporting and migration policies”, at Palais Wilson in Geneva.   The discussion was organised by the UN Committee in the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) and also attended by representatives of Governments, UN Committees, International Organizations and various NGOs. The meeting was aimed at focusing on the importance of statistics concerning migrant workers, particularly immigration and the basic human rights of the workers and their families. Many authoritative experts, including representatives of the Program on the Elimination of Child Labour of the ILO (International Labour Organization), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Organization of Migration (IOM), underlined that the lack of precise data and accurate statistics is a major roadblock that denies the ability to elaborate adequate policies for migrants, especially protection of their rights.