International Migration Outlook 2016 to be published Monday 19 September


14/9/2016 - The International Migration Outlook 2016 will be published at 11.00 a.m. Paris time/9.00 a.m. GMT on Monday 19 September.


The 2016 edition of the flagship annual publication analyses recent developments in migration movements, including the refugee crisis, and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries. It also looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes of recent immigrants in OECD countries, as well as the effect of migration on local labour and housing markets, and local finances.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will launch the report in New York at the United Nations in the context of the UNGA Summit for Refugees & Migrants and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees Monday and Tuesday 19 and 20 September. The Secretary-General will also participate in the embargoed presentation of the report in Paris on Friday 16 September. Find below the details.


The following media events are planned (all local times):  

Friday 16 September


(Under embargo) Tokyo – 16.00 p.m. – Videoconference with Jean-Christophe Dumont, OECD Head of the International Migration Division. OECD Tokyo Centre. To register, please contact Naoko Kawaguchi from the OECD Media Division in Tokyo (tel. + 81 3 5532 0026).


(Under embargo) Paris – 12.30 p.m. – Introduction of the report by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría followed by a workshop over lunch with Stefano Scarpetta, OECD  ‎Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, and Jean-Christophe Dumont, OECD Head of the International Migration Division. At the OECD. To register, please contact Caroline Tourrier from the OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 80 99).


Monday 19 September


Berlin – 11.00 a.m. – News conference with Thomas Liebig, Principal Administrator, OECD International Migration Division. OECD Berlin Centre. To register, please contact Linus Rob from the OECD Media Division in Berlin (tel. + 49 30 28 88 35 49).


Tuesday 20 September


New York – 13.15 p.m. – OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the report at an event on the margins of the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, hosted by Marta Morgan, Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada, together with Dimitri Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship; Morgan Johansson, Swedish Minister of Justice and Migration; and Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for International Migration. To register, please contact Carol Guthrie, Head of OECD's Washington Center (tel. +1 202 822 3866).


International Migration Outlook 2016 will be available to journalists on the OECD’s password-protected website from 11.00 a.m. Paris time on Monday 19 September. Create your MyOECD account here.


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the report by e-mail and under embargo the day before release. Requests should be sent by e-mail to The reports will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the reports under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures.


For further information, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Division (tel: + 33 1 45 24 97 00).


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