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Latin America and Africa: Insights into the Evolving Story of 21st Century Migration

Peter D. Sutherland , Peter D. Sutherland , Peter D. Sutherland , Peter D. Sutherland | May 01, 2014

In the 21st century, international migration is experiencing a remarkable evolution. In 2013, the number of migrants going from one developing country to another was roughly equal to those going from developing countries to the world’s advanced economies. Meanwhile, many European countries are experiencing significant emigration for the first time in more than a generation. As old dividing lines between countries of origin and countries of destination blur, states are realizing that they face a common set of challenges in reducing the human, social, and economic costs of migration.