This World Migration Report 2018 is the ninth in the series. Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues.


Director General’s foreword

Chapter 1 Report overview: Making sense of migration in an increasingly
interconnected world

Part I: Data and information on migration

Chapter 2 Migration and migrants: A global overview
Chapter 3 Migration and migrants: Regional dimensions and developments
Chapter 4 Migration research and analysis: Growth, reach and recent contributions

Part II: Complex and emerging migration issues

Chapter 5 Global migration governance: Existing architecture and recent developments
Chapter 6 Mobility, migration and transnational connectivity
Chapter 7 Understanding migration journeys from migrants’ perspectives
Chapter 8 Media reporting of migrants and migration
Chapter 9 Migration, violent extremism and social exclusion
Chapter 10 Migrants and cities: Stepping beyond World Migration Report 2015

Report is available here:


October 4, 2018