OAS, OECD to present fourth report on int'l migration in the Caribbean

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Organization of American States (OAS) says it will be collaborating with the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in presenting the Fourth Report of the Continuous Reporting System on International Migration in the Americas (SICREMI 2017), including the Caribbean, on Monday.

On Friday, the OAS said that the presentation will take place in the Hall of the Americas at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, DC.

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, and the Head of the Division of International Migration of the OECD, Jean-Christophe Dumont, will open the event.

The report will be presented by the Migration Specialist in the OAS Department of Social Inclusion, Juan Manuel Jiménez and the former Principal Administrator of the Division of International Migration of the OECD, Georges Lemaître.

Among the findings of the study are the fact that, between 2012-2015, of the 7.2 million people that emigrated from the countries of the Americas, 48 percent moved to Canada and the United States, 34 percent to Latin America and the Caribbean and 18 percent to European countries of the OECD.

The study gathers data of migrations to, from and within the Americas, and includes specific information on countries of origin and destination, refugees and asylum seekers, and unemployment among migrants, the OAS said.




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