Category Archives: GFMD Civil Society Days

Out now: My book “Global Migration Governance from below” – discount available


My book “Global Migration Governance from Below: Actors, Spaces, Discourses” has now been published in the Palgrave Pivot series. It builds upon 15 years of participant observation at all levels of migration governance – and it is very much related … Continue reading

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GFMD Blog Reloaded –free eprints and open access articles


Things have been a bit quiet around here in the past year, but with the upcoming International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) on the horizon this May, it is high time to reload this blog. I will post my “Global Migration … Continue reading

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#Migration and #Development in times of #COVID-19: #GFMD13 starts this Monday – all online


There were plans for hybrid participation (some in person, some online) being discussed until late last year, but in the end, “Zoomification” has now also reached the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). This Monday, January 18, the 13th … Continue reading

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Out now: Handbook on#Migration and #Development


A new handbook on migration and development has been published. The volume has been edited by Tanja Bastia and Ronald Skeldon who have brought together an impressive collection of 55 chapters, examining the manifold connections between the two areas. The … Continue reading

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Peoples Global Action (PGA) on #Migration #Development and Human Rights started today ahead of the #GFMD12 in Quito


The Peoples’ Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights (PGA) has started today, bringing together civil society representatives on the eve of the 12th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). Over the course of a week, more than … Continue reading

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Application for Civil Society Days in Quito open / UAE will host #GFMD 2020


The application process for the 2019 Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) has been opened. This year’s GFMD will take place 19-22 November in Quito, Ecuador under the theme “Sustainable approaches to human mobility: … Continue reading

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Out Now: Assessments of the #GFMD and the Global Compact #ForMigration – which road from Marrakesh?


More than half a year has passed since the Global Compact on safe, orderly and regular migration has been agreed upon at the end of 2018 in Morocco and New York. Talks about the implementation and monitoring of the compact … Continue reading

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Mayors Mechanism will become part of the #GFMD this year – Thouez: “bolsters position of GFMD in supporting implementation of Global Compact #ForMigration “


The Mayors Mechanism (MM) will become a process within the structure of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), starting with the Ecuador chairmanship and summit this year. This is a direct result of the 5th Mayoral Forum on Human … Continue reading

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Interview: Bedeutung und Auswirkungen des #Migrationspakt – und wie geht es weiter?


Die internationale Gemeinschaft hat am 11. Dezember mit großer Mehrheit den Globalen Pakt für sichere, geordnete und reguläre Migration angenommen. Brot für die Welt hat mit mir ein Interview über die Bedeutung des Pakts, regionale Prozesse, Auswirkungen für Deutschland und meine … Continue reading

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Auf gut Deutsch: Meine Beiträge zum #Migrationspakt


  Migration wird am Besten global verhandelt – deshalb ist dieses Blog in der Regel auf Englisch gehalten. Da die Debatte zum Migrationspakt aber mittlerweile auch in Deutschland an Fahrt aufgenommen hat, stelle ich in diesem Blogpost eine Auswahl meiner … Continue reading

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