SUNS #4618 Thursday 2 March 2000
south-north development monitor SUNS [Email Edition]
Labour: Globalization could make migration steep and relentless (Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva)
Development: UN disappointed over social summit failures (IPS, New York)
Finance: IMF hearings - a spectacle on Capitol Hill (IPS, Washington)
Development: UN calls for debt relief in humanitarian crises (IPS, Geneva)
Development: Experts urged to join new global information resource (IPS, Mexico City)
LABOUR: GLOBALIZATION COULD MAKE MIGRATION STEEP AND RELENTLESS
Geneva, 1 Mar (Chakravarthi Raghavan) -- Globalization policies that are enabling free movement across frontiers of products and capital, but not people, far from reducing international migration flows, will give rise to increased migration pressures in the years ahead, says the International Labour Organization in a new publication.
The book by Peter Stalker, 'Workers without Frontiers - The Impact of Globalization on International Migration', says the free movement of goods and capital between the rich and poor countries will not be large enough to offset the needs for employment in poorer countries.
Instead, the social disruption caused by the economic restructuring is likely to shake more people loose from their communities and encourage them to look abroad for work.