Cultural diversity

An estimated 214 million people currently live outside their country of origin, many having moved for a variety of reasons in which the search for protection and the search for opportunity are inextricably entwined… While for some migration is a positive and empowering experience, far too many migrants have to endure human rights violations, discrimination, and exploitation… Yet, migrants contribute to economic growth and human development in both home and host countries and enrich societies through cultural diversity, fostering understanding and respect among peoples, cultures and societies.

  Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights