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Human Mobility: a local, regional and global call for collective action and evidence-based public discourse

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Human Mobility: a local, regional and global call for collective action and evidence-based public discourse

Migration is to be understood as a complex, structured and inherent phenomenon. The phenomenon of migration, or more broadly, the phenomenon of human mobility, insofar as it is coextensive with human life and human flow, cannot be tackled, let alone regulated and contained, with the approach that is currently being used, the emergency approach.

Reducing the phenomenon of migration to a security or safety issue, treating it as a problem, an issue that needs to be urgently controlled, by building walls and redrawing boundaries in international waters, means also reducing drastically our capacities, tools and knowledge to understand this complex phenomenon and act accordingly.

Fecha de publicación
Tipo de material
Destinatarios
Academia
Civil Society
Government
Intergovernmental Organization
Migrant Association
All
Autor
Agora Europe
UNU-MERIT
Columbia University
Fuente/Editorial
Idioma
Ámbito geográfico
Grupo de trabajo
No
Proceso de revisión regional
No
Objetivos del Pacto Mundial para la Migración
Palabras clave
Big data, migration and human mobility
Civil society actors in migration
Forced migration or displacement
Integration policies
Migration policy and other public policies
Transnational migration
Status
Published

Human Mobility: a local, regional and global call for collective action and evidence-based public discourse

Migration is to be understood as a complex, structured and inherent phenomenon. The phenomenon of migration, or more broadly, the phenomenon of human mobility, insofar as it is coextensive with human life and human flow, cannot be tackled, let alone regulated and contained, with the approach that is currently being used, the emergency approach.

Reducing the phenomenon of migration to a security or safety issue, treating it as a problem, an issue that needs to be urgently controlled, by building walls and redrawing boundaries in international waters, means also reducing drastically our capacities, tools and knowledge to understand this complex phenomenon and act accordingly.


*Todas las referencias a Kosovo deben entenderse en el contexto de la Resolución 1244 [1999] del Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas.