Category Archives: Migration

Today is International #DomesticWorkersDay – reports and demands from migrant domestic workers #IDWD2017


On June 16 2011, the ILO adopted Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers and its accompanying Recommendation 201. By now 24 countries have ratified the convention – 2 up from last year – , and a total of … Continue reading

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#PGA and #CWWM: More dates confirmed for civil society events surrounding Berlin #GFMD


The dates for two major civil society events have been confirmed which are – quite literally – surrounding this years’ Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Berlin: The 8th International Consultation of the “Churches Witnessing with Migrants” (CWWM8) will … Continue reading

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How many international #migrants, how many #refugees? It’s (not that) complicated…


..but how many forced migrants? That’s more complicated. There are 2 numbers everybody has in mind when talking about migrants and refugees: 244 million international migrants, and 65 million refugees and other “forcibly displaced persons”. But how do these numbers … Continue reading

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Berlin #GFMD is taking shape – agenda, scheduling, application process


Details are emerging on the upcoming Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) which will take place in just a little over four months in Berlin. For the first time, the Civil Society Days will start one day after the … Continue reading

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The #GFMD2016 – an assessment based around tweets


Today is the closing day of the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Dhaka. This year I decided to report somewhat differently – in an assessment based around my tweets during the Event. This, I hope, captures the immediacy … Continue reading

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3rd European #Migration Forum – Application process has started


 A “Call for Expressions of Interest” for the 3rd meeting of the European Migration Forum has been released. The forum will take place in Brussels, 2-3 March 2017, with the theme “Migrants’ access to the EU, to rights and to … Continue reading

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GFMD 2016 Bangladesh Outlook: Official, Parallel and Counter-Events


In less than six weeks from now, the 9th Global Forum on Migration and Development will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This will mark the first major global gathering on the issue after the UN summit on migrants and refugees … Continue reading

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