Category Archives: UN HLD

IOM will join UN System today – but without any rights-based mandate #UN4RefugeesMigrants


At todays UN High-Level Plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants in New York, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will become a “related organization” of the United Nations. This begs the obvious question: What difference will it … Continue reading

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Will the International Organization for #Migration ( #IOM ) move closer (in)to the United Nations system?


On September 19, the United Nations (UN) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) might sign a new relationship agreement. There are several scenarios regarding the content of this agreement, ranging from the IOM becoming a “UN-related organization” such as … Continue reading

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Global #migration and #refugee governance outlook 2016


“2016 has well become THE migrant year”, stated Peter Sutherland, UN Secretary Generals’ Special Representative for International Migration, in a recent webinar. Obviously, migration has been brought to the top of the international agenda for some time now, but this … Continue reading

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Germany & Morocco to host #GFMD in 2017/18 in Tandem #PGA2015 #GFMDCSD


There has been no official announcement yet, but since several sources have confirmed it to me, I can confidently report that Germany & Morocco plan to host the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in 2017 and 2018. This … Continue reading

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Interview on the #WSFM : “We want to start a new conversation about #African dynamics on #migration “


This week will see the 6th World Social Forum on Migrations (WSFM) coming to Africa: The organizers expect up to 3000 participants gathering in Johannesburg from 5th to 8th December 2014. However, in the past weeks updates on the event … Continue reading

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UN releases Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders #migration


It is somehow seen as common sense that borders have to be protected – but what about the protection of people and their human rights at borders? Borderlands have gained increasing attention by activists and academics, but policymakers are often … 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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