Category Archives: GFMD in General

Out now: Special Issues on #Migration Politics across the World / Regions in Global Migration Governance


A new Special Issue on The Politics of Migration Policies has been published in Third World Quarterly, guest edited by  Katharina Natter and Hélène Thiollet. And Sandra Lavenex and Nicola Piper have guest edited a SI in the Journal of … Continue reading

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“Space for migrant civil society is shrinking at the UN”: Interview with Colin Rajah on the upcoming IMRF


It is less than two months until the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) will take place at the UN headquarter in New York. While preparations and consultations are ongoing, several migrant civil society networks have sent an open letter … 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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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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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 on the Marrakesh PGA: “Equality of Rights for Everyone, Everywhere”


The People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (PGA) is a long-established Civil Society event that started in New York in 2007 and will take place for the 13th time this year in Marrakech – right after the … Continue reading

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Updates on Marrakesh #ForMigration Week(s)– events, themes, locations… #GFMD


(s)A full calendar is awaiting everybody that will come to Marrakech for the migration week(s) starting on December 1 and ending December 11. I have compiled an updated list of the major invents which you can find below. Besides the … Continue reading

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New Special Issue: “Migration, Civil Society and Global Governance” #ForMigration #GFMD


A Special Issue of the journal “Globalizations” has been published on the theme “Migration, Civil Society and Global Governance”. It was guest edited by my esteemed colleagues Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Branka Likić-Brborić, Raúl Delgado Wise & Gülay Toksöz and focusses specifically … Continue reading

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