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232 million international migrants living abroad worldwide

Bela Hovy, Chief of the Migration Section, Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), addresses a press conference on the latest international migration statistics from his office. The new figures show that 232 million people, or 3.2 per cent of the world’s population, live abroad worldwide, compared with 175 million in 2000 and 154 million in 1990. 11 September 2013 United Nations, New York Photo # 560568There are as many international migrants born in the South living in other countries in the South as in countries in the North, reflecting changing patterns of Asian migration, but globally the United States remains the most popular destination, according to new data presented by the United Nations today. Continue reading