Category Archives: IAMR

Civil Society at the 2015 #GFMD: Draft program available, #PGA scheduled as a one-day meeting


In less than six weeks, the 8th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) will take place in Istanbul – shortly after the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit … Continue reading

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#GFMD 2015 Civil Society Days: Online application has started


With surprisingly little fanfare, the online application process has started for the Civil Society Days component of this years’ Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The deadline for applications is 16 June 2015. While this deadline has been extended … Continue reading

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Out Now: „More than Remittances: Resisting the Dominant Discourse and Policy Prescriptions of the Global #Migration -Development-Mantra”


An article by Nicola Piper and myself has just been published as part of a Special Issue on “Rethinking Resistance in Development Studies”. The goal of this Special Issue of the Journal for Development Studies (JEP) is to “unfold different … Continue reading

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Out now: My first 2 articles on the 2014 #GFMD in Stockholm


Two shorter articles/comments I have written on the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development in Stockholm (GFMD) are now available online: One has been published in the journal Development + Cooperation (German version: Entwicklung + Zusammenarbeit), the other in … Continue reading

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Close, but no #IAMR – counter- #GFMD2014 event will take place in Stockholm


I just found out yesterday, but there actually will be a counter-event to the GFMD after all: It is called “Discussion/Speak Out for Development Justice and Protest Manifestation vs. Migration for Development” and will take place in Stockholm 13-15 May 2014. … Continue reading

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#EndWTO and Peoples’ Global Camp (#PGC): Migrant protest at the #WTO in Bali


„They say WTO! We Say Hell No!” This is just one of the slogans under which civil society organisations are protesting the upcoming 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali. Migrant organizations will play a major … Continue reading

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Out now: My book chapter “A Tale of Two Tactics: Civil Society and Competing Visions of Global Migration Governance from Below”


Today, the edited volume by Martin Geiger and Antoine Pecoud “Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People” has been published. The contributions critically examine how “a core feature of contemporary migration politics lies in the claim to regulate and discipline the … Continue reading

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#IAMR organizes #3MW flashmob in response to #HLD2013


OK, I decided that will catch up with the Picture galeries of the various marches, pickets and, yes, flashmob, of the past days in chronological order. First of is the #3MW flashmob organized by the International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR) on … Continue reading

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Flashmob #3MW taking place today


“Millions of Migrants Orgnizing Worldwide” is the theme of a Flash Mob taking place today in Washington Square Park at 2.14 pm. I will try to snatch some pictures and link to a video once it is available…

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HLD parallel event II: The 4th International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR4)


The second parallel – if not: counter- event that will take place this week in New York on the occasion of the 2nd UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD) is the 4th International Assembly of Migrants and … Continue reading

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