Migration and Migrant Workers
As more and more people are on the move today than at any other point in human history, migration is considered one of the defining global issues of the early twenty-first century, Currently about 192 million people live in a country which was not their place of birth, making up roughly three per cent of the world's population.
This means that roughly one out of every thirty-five persons in the world is a migrant. Between 1965 and 1990, the number of international migrants increased by 45 million - an annual growth rate of about 2.1 per cent. The current annual growth rate is about 2.9 per cent.