It certainly wasn’t a smooth ride, but I can still say without hesitation that I considered the first day of the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) in Johannesburg a rewarding experience. On the first anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela, several speakers called upon the spirit of Ubuntu (humanity towards others) which they found missing in current migration policies – in particular the ones of the host country South Africa. A more detailed write-up will follow, but for now, here is a Picture Gallery of the excellent cultural performances during the opening day:
- 48,744 visits
- New Working Paper Series on #Migration, Mobility, and Forced Displacement #MIASAmigration
- Out now: publications on regional migration governance – the case of ASEAN
- Application for Civil Society Days in Quito open / UAE will host #GFMD 2020
- Out Now: Assessments of the #GFMD and the Global Compact #ForMigration – which road from Marrakesh?
- Reportage from the first Youth Forum in Marrakech #Youth4Migration
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