Category Archives: UN HLD

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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#GFMD2014 : Civil society unease over UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moons reference to “illegal (status of) migrants” #gfmd2014se


From a migrant civil society perspective, there was a lot to like about the opening speech of UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon for the GFMD common space. For once, he was the first after 4 speakers who explicitly mentioned the … 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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Interview on the #GFMD in Sweden: “Limited civil society participation a huge missed opportunity for governments”


It is less than a month until the 7th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. As reported on this blog, Amnesty International (AI) and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) have … Continue reading

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#IAmAMigrant – Today is International #MigrantsDay


Today International Migrants Day is being commemorated for the 14th time. Sadly, it is the first time since 2002 that the NGO “December 18″ – named after the  day when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the “International Convention … Continue reading

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“Education, not Deportation!” March from #IAMR to #NYIC – including Bill de Blasio…


Today, the citizens of New York are voting for a new mayor – and it is quite likely going to be Bill de Blasio. The reports on the news remind me of a rally a month ago that took place in … Continue reading

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A march with an impact: The PGA rallye on the eve of the #HLD2013


Better late than never – here are finally some of the pcitures I took during the PGA March on the eve of the UN HLD in October. Events kicked off with a labor-community rallye right opposite the Homeland security HQ in Manhattan, … Continue reading

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