Prelims level : Indices & Reports Mains level : GS-I- Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
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A UN report reveals that one-third of all immigrants come from 10 countries

  • As per the recent report (The International Migrant Stock 2019) released by the Union Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in New York, India has emerged as the leading country of origin for immigrants across the world, with 17.5 million international migrants in 2019 coming from India, up from 15.9 million in 2015.

Key Findings of the report:

  • The percentage of international migrants of the total global population has increased to 3.5% from 2.8% in 2000.
  • Among countries, the U.S. hosts the highest number of international migrants (51 million), about 19% of the global population.
  • The statement also said that around two-fifths of all international migrants had gone from one developing country to another.

Facts regarding India:

  • India remained as the top source of international migrants among all other countries as per the report.
  • The number of migrants living in India saw a slight decline from 5.24 million in 2015 to an estimated 5.15 million in 2019 – both 0.4% of the total population of the country.
  • Bangladesh was the leading country of origin for migrants in India, the report stated.

About United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA):

  • Part of the United Nations Secretariat that upholds the objective of development
  • Member of the United Nations Development Group
  • Based at UN Headquarters in New York
  • It is a vital interface between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and national action.
  • Its work is guided by the universal and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of 17 integrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets
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