With international migration flows now acelerating as globalization and the interdependence of actions deepen, awareness of migration as an important factor influencing economic and social development has increased significantly. Policymakers now actively seek to put effective migration policies in place at national and inernational levels to strengthen the positive and minimize the negative development impacts of migration.
These two multimedia resources, based on a course for Geneva-based delegates, feature UNCTAD experts, Robert Hamwey and Deepali Fernandes, of the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities.
In the first presentation, Hamwey begins by discussing the motivations for migration, before addressing services trade, migration trends, development linkages, and policy options.
In the second presentation, Fernandes takes a deeper look at General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) Mode 4, the movement of natural persons.