The host of the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) in 2014 has been announced: It will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. After the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) taking place in Mauritius 10 days ago, this will mark another major meeting on migration to be held for the first time in Africa. And that’s not all for Africa:
the “main” World Social Forum that will take place in Tunis 23-28 March 2013 will also highlight the issue of Migration. One of the proposed themes is
The Mediterranean dimension and the rights of migrants: bridges not walls
: “The Mediterranean day will focus on freedom of movement, migrants’ and asylum seekers’ rights. The arrival of the Flottilla Boats 4 people will be a moment to express and show solidarity with undocumented migrants and missing migrants who disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as to demand freedom of movement and the implementation of migrants rights.”
(Source for the Quote: http://www.fsmaghreb.org/en/node/289 )
The African delegates to the WSFM (pictured) expressed their delight about the decision for 2014.