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Protecting Migrant Workers Can Benefit Host Countries' Economies, UN Says

Governments must provide migrant laborers with the same benefits and social protections they give their own citizens, which will boost their economies and worker productivity, a United Nations official said. Of the estimated 232 million migrants in the world in 2013, more than 95 million are from the Asia-Pacific region, according to the U.N.'s Asia-Pacific Migration Report 2015 launched this week in Bangkok. Migrants contribute significantly to GDP growth in host countries, while...

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