What would be the impact on the future global migration system – and, specifically, on environmental migration – if the Colombo Process succeeded in its aims (i.e. relatively free mobility takes place within Asia, including to the Gulf region)?

Type

Report

Author

Khadria, B.

Title

What would be the impact on the future global migration system – and, specifically, on environmental migration – if the Colombo Process succeeded in its aims (i.e. relatively free mobility takes place within Asia, including to the Gulf region)?

Year

2011

Publisher

Government Office for Science UK

Abstract

The most remarkable impact of the success of Colombo Process in terms of making migration across countries of Asia, particularly migration to and return from the Gulf countries, relatively freer would give it the characteristics of resettling IDPs. On the contrary, if the Dhaka Declaration of Colombo Process Member Countries, adopted on 21 April 2011, is any indication of the future shape of things to emerge, the fact would remain that it is unlikely for the Colombo Process to usher in anything like that kind of freer migration in the region. While the declaration took note of the global financial and economic crisis as well as the political unrest in key destination countries of West Asia and North Africa affecting labour mobility, the eighth and the last recommendation of the declaration under ‘services and capacity building’ reads as follows: ‘To encourage mobility in job market, consistent with national regulations’ (emphasis added)…

Citation

Khadria, B. (2011). What would be the impact on the future global migration system – and, specifically, on environmental migration – if the Colombo Process succeeded in its aims (i.e. relatively free mobility takes place within Asia, including to the Gulf region)? London : Government Office for Science UK. URL : http://www.dti.gov.uk/assets/foresight/docs/migration/science-reviews/11-1139-sr20-impact-on-migration-system-if-colombo-process-succeeded.pdf

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