02.07.2013 - UNESCO Office in New Delhi

Internal Migration in India Initiative

In order to raise awareness on the multifaceted challenges faced by internal migrants in India, estimated at 326 millions (NSSO 2007-2008), highlight  efficient policy responses and change negative perceptions towards migrants in society, UNESCO New Delhi has developed an eight-page flyer, summarizing critical information and recent research. 

Through the Internal Migration in India Initiative, launched in 2011, UNESCO and UNICEF wish to support the social inclusion of migrants in the economic, social, political and cultural life of the country, using a three-legged approach combining research, policy and advocacy.  The Internal Migration In India Initiative (IMII) is now an informal network of 200 researchers, NGOs, policy makers, UN agencies and key partners, such as UN Women, UN-HABITAT, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, determined to raise the profile of internal migration in India and to propose policy changes and creative practices for better inclusion of internal migrants in society.

For further information contact:

Ms Marina Faetanini (m.faetanini@unesco.org)

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