• The UNU Migration Network

    The United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) acts as focal point for coordinating the UNU Migration Network. The Migration Network seeks to contribute to evidence-based policymaking by presenting information on current events and activities of the global UNU system relating to migration. The network’s online portal also enables one-stop access to cutting-edge research on migration-related issues via a searchable web-based repository of UNU publications. At launch, the portal encompasses information about 37 research projects and provides access to more than 200 publications (reports, policy briefs, books, articles and working papers).

    It is expected that the network will be a useful vehicle for the development of new synergies between UNU’s institutes, helping to both create and spread cutting-edge research. The UNU Migration Network currently covers the work of five UNU institutes. More than 50 UNU experts are working in the five focus areas of the network:

    • Forced migration
    • Migration and health
    • Migration and culture
    • Migration governance and policy
    • Migration and development.

    You are welcome to visit the UNU Migration Network.

    External Collaborations:

    Global Migration Group

    On June 8th 2014, UNU was formally offered membership of the Global Migration Group (GMG). This membership reflects recognition of the valuable expertise on migration offered by the UNU Migration Network. The Global Migration Group (GMG) is an inter-agency group bringing together heads of agencies to promote the wider application of all relevant international and regional instruments and norms relating to migration, and to encourage the adoption of more coherent, comprehensive and better coordinated approaches to the issue of international migration.

    Memorandum of Understanding with IBEI

    UNU-GCM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals) that lays the foundation for future research collaborations. This has also led to the successful launch of an internship programme within which IBEI students can gain practical experience at UNU-GCM, while contributing to the Institute’s ongoing research and activities.