Author Archives: Stefan Rother

About Stefan Rother

Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Freiburg -- Freelance journalist -- You can find my CV at the links below:

#InternationalMigrantsDay in the times of Compacts: A #MigrantsDay compilation #IMD2017

Today is International Migrants Day, marking the 27th anniversary of the adoption of the “International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families” by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Since last year there … Continue reading

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Out now: 2 book chapters on regional #migration governance and civil society in (South)East #Asia

Two edited volumes have been published for which I was able to contribute chapters on regional migration governance in #ASEAN and on migrant civil society in Asia. The first chapter is called “Labour Migration in Southeast Asia: In search of regional … Continue reading

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A Global Compact from Below? Civil society issues “Ten Acts” for a compact on human #mobility and #migration

The consultations on the proposed ““Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” are entering into their final phase. The final regional civil society consultation will take place this week for the Pacifc region in Fiji, followed by a stocktaking … Continue reading

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Bridging the „micro“ and the „macro”: The Mayoral Forum on #Migration and #Development An interview with Colleen Thouez (UNITAR)

“How can we connect the global debates with the policies on the ground?” was one of the main questions that kept coming up during the recent cluster of events in Berlin on global migration governance, development and the global compact … Continue reading

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PGA opening in Berlin: A time to be excited or cautious? #MigrantRightsBerlin

The 2017 Peoples’ Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights (PGA) has started today in Berlin. More than 130 migrants grassroots and civil society representatives have gathered at the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES) in order to discuss strategies and advocacy with … Continue reading

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Impressions of #GFMD_CSD Day 1: Global Compact? You know nothing, Jon Snow!

I will post brief first impressions after each GFMD Civil Society day – here comes Day 1: After a very fitting opening at the Brandenburg Gate on the evening before (Day 0, so to speak, see picture), the GFMD Civil … Continue reading

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#GFMD10 Civil Society Day opening – livestream online now / GFMD app #GFMD_CSD

The GFMD 2017 Civil Society Days have just been opened in Berlin by the Chair Wies Maas (pictured) and Co-Chair Berenice Valdez Rivera. As in previous years, some of the sessions will be streamed live, you can find the video … Continue reading

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