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IOM launches Migration Data Portal

20 December 2017

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched its Migration Data Portal on Friday 15 December. The Portal aims to serve as a unique access point to timely, comprehensive migration statistics and reliable information about migration data globally.

The IOM entered into a strategic alliance with WUN on 2 April, 2016. IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin (IOM-GMDAC) is one focus of the research collaboration, which is spearheaded by Ann Singleton (University of Bristol and Senior Advisor to IOM-GMDAC) and by Frank Laczko, Director of IOM-GMDAC.

Ann also leads the Migration, Development, and Global Transformations (MDGT) research group, which has held a series of workshops and plans a Summer School in Migration Data for Policy in July 2018, which will draw on the latest migration data tools. Such tools will include the Portal, as well as the The Global Migration Group's Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development, launched on 18 December in New York, to coincide with the UN's International Migrants Day.

Further information

WUN central website