World Social Forum on Migration 2014 will be held in South Africa

WSFM 2014The 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: )

The African delegates to the WSFM (pictured) expressed their delight about the decision for 2014.


About Dr. Stefan Rother

Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute at the University of Freiburg -- Freelance journalist -- You can find my CV at the links below:
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8 Responses to World Social Forum on Migration 2014 will be held in South Africa

  1. Philip Fazal Masih says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Warm Greetings from India,
    I am glad to know that WSFM is giving platform to young leaders to make to great impact and difference in the community. I would like to be a part of this great event conferences in Johannesburg-2014. Please send me more information about conference andscholarships and how I can be a part of this Program to learn and make difference in the community and make a better place to live and give hope to hopeless community. As I am already involve in a Community and child survival programs and child development programs from last 10 years. Please guide what next I need to do to qualify to be a part of this conference in Australia. Is there any scholarship is available for indian’s as I come from a developing country India.

    Thanks in advance for taking time to read and write me back.

    God bless you as you serve the humanity and make a world better place to live in.

    Looking forward for your speedy response.

    Thanks & Regards
    Philip Fazal Masih
    Kolkata, INDIA

    • Dear Philip Fazal Masih, my reply to you is pretty much the same as the one to Felix Owuonda above – I am not involved in the organizations of these Events but I provide up-to-date Information as soon as it gets available and report from them if I manage to participate. So, if you subscribe to the blog you will be informed immediately once new Information is posted.
      One clarification: Johannesburg is in South Africa, so this is where the conference will take place.

  2. Hi would you kindly notify me the exact date and month that event is gonna take place?

    • Dear Felix Owuonda, so far I am only aware of the place which is supposedly Johannesburg. As soon as I have further Information about the Event, I will post it here – if you want to be notified about new Posts, just subscribe to the blog (Option on front page)

  3. Respected Stefan Rother Greeting for Pakistan.Hope you will fine and doing all the well.
    I Would love to introduce myself please.
    I am Mr.Muhammad Wasif Bashir Babar ,25 Year Age From Faisalabad Punjab-Pakistan.I had Done my Master in “Sociology” from Punjab University Lahore in 2010.I am Doing my Master of Science (MS) in “Sustainable Water Sanitation Health and Development” at COMSATS Institute of Info &Technology Abbottabad Campus.I had been working in the Social Development Field from 2008 and had worked with Many Government Departments , National and INGOs ,UNDP,UNICEF,UNOPS, JICA ,IDS in multidisciplinary and multidimensional aspects of Sociopolitical,Sociolinguists ,Economic, Democratic and Environmentally Sustainable Approaches.
    I am Looking for a suitable Sponsorship/Scholarship to attend this conference and i would like to request you please help or guide me in approaching for this Awesome sound event.
    Love and Looking forward to your soonest kind response
    Stay Blessed
    Muhammad Wasif Bashir Babar

  4. shahid chohan says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    I m shahid chohan living in johhanesburg running a community magazine in south africa and involve community work. Good to know about (wsfm) and like to join the conffrence. Please feel free to contact.

    Shahid Chohan
    Ceo & chief editor: Orient magazine
    chairman: pakistani community forum south africa.
    cell: 0732447456

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