Labour migration in Asia and the Pacific

Safe Migration Campaign, GMS TRIANGLE Project, Myanmar.

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According to the most recent estimates, in 2013 there are 150.3 million migrants in the world who are economically active. Over half – 83.7 million – are men, and 66.6 million women. Asia-Pacific hosts 17.2 per cent of migrant workers worldwide (25.8 million persons). The Arab States have the highest proportion of migrant workers to all workers (35.6 per cent) and hosts 11.7 per cent of migrant workers worldwide, most of them from Asia (ILO, 2015).
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