On Monday, August 30, Geneva Center for Security Policy, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and the Ralph Bunch Institute of the City University of New York will co-host an event at the International Peace Institute to launch the special issue: Governing Global Migration: Necessity, Progress, and Change, in the journal Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations.
One in thirty-five people in the world today is an international migrant, and hundreds of millions more people are affected by international migration. The effects of climate change are likely to significantly increase the scale and complexity of international migration.
Yet unlike other global issues of our time, such as trade, finance, or the environment, international migration lacks a coherent institutional framework at a global level. As a result, an increasing proportion of international migrants are exposed to vulnerability and exploitation without international protection or assistance, the full potential of international migrants to contribute to the global economy remains untapped, states are increasingly unable to achieve their national migration policy objectives, and migration has become a global security issue. In this special issue of the journal Global Governance focusing on international migration the contributors review recent and future trends in international migration, consider the case for and against greater global governance, and propose a variety of options for progress and change in the international migration regime.
Professor Susan Martin
Donald G. Herzberg Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University
Dr. Khalid Koser
Associate Dean at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Guest Editor of the Special Issue
Professor Thomas G. Weiss
Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies and Presidential Professor, CUNY
Professor Timothy Sisk
Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and editor of Global Governance
Global Governance is the journal of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) and is published by Lynne Rienner Publishers.