The dates have been announced for this year’s People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (PGA). The event will take place in Stockholm, Sweden,
on 9-11 May (Friday-Sunday) – and thus right before the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development (#GFMD). A good choice in my opinion, because this way delegates to the GFMD do not have to hop between the 2 events. The planned activities during the PGA will include Continue reading
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The application process for the 2014 civil society meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Sweden has started. After a one-year break – due to the United Nation meetings on migration in New York in 2013 – the Forum is not only back but has been expanded to a full five days from May 12-16 in Stockholm. In addition, an online discussion has been started in which Continue reading
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Today International Migrants Day is being commemorated for the 14th time. Sadly, it is the first time since 2002 that the NGO “December 18″ – named after the day when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the “International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families” – is not providing documentation and reports through its website and radio service. Still, there is a lot going on today, so please find some links to statements/activities below (to be updated, so keep checking back – and feel free to suggest more links!) : Continue reading
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The Journal Development + Cooperation has published our first comment on the negotiations and results of the 9th WTO ministerial conference. Due to the format, there was not much space to dig deeper into the Civil Society perspective (or the role of Migrant organisations in the resistance to the WTO…) but this certainly was not our last publication on the matter.
You can find the online version here:
I have spent most of the last days at Civil Society counter-Events to the WTO which has been very fruitful but came at a Price: there was no easily accessible Internet connection at the two venues. Thus, I am lagging behind with my posts I promise to catch up now that I am in the, ahem, well-connected WTO venue, but until then you can find some updates on my Twitter feed under https://twitter.com/srother.
Civil Society also has some limited space at the WTO – not in the negotiations, for sure, but to Highlight ist Agenda in side-events, so I mostly Focus on these meetings..
So, sorry for the inconvenience… (Picture taken on the way to the WTO venue…)
P.S. For those who came here via Twitter, you can find some Posts on the WTO, in particular the Civil Society perspective, in this blog…
Despite previous declarations to the contrary, Ministers keep attempting to solve remaining controversies on the Bali Package at the Ministerial. WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo had warned before the Bali Meeting that the unresolved issues were too complex to find a solution during the packed schedule of the Meeting but that did not keep the participants from trying. My colleague Angela Geck shares her observations from the 9th Minsterial Conference (“MC9″) in Bali: Continue reading