Monday, January 3, 2011
World Migration Report 2010: The Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change identifies key migration dynamics and trends, citing, among other main drivers, declining population rates in industrialized countries coupled with stagnant job growth in the developing world; income disparities; poverty and conflict; and globalization. World Migration 2010: The Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change, is the fifth report in International Organization for Migration's series. This year’s report focuses on the future of migration and the capacities that will be required by States, regional and international organizations, civil society and the private sector to manage migration successfully over the coming decades. Ten years ago, the first World Migration Report 2000 reported that there were 150 million migrants. Now, the number of migrants has grown to 214 million, and the figure could rise to 405 million by 2050, as a result of growing demographic disparities, the effects of environmental change, new global political and economic dynamics, technological revolutions and social networks.