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Today is #InternationalMigrantsDay : Compact instead of Convention? A Collection of #MigrantsDay ressources


Today is International Migrants Day, marking the 26th anniversary of the adoption of the “International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families” by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Since last year there … Continue reading

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Looking beyond ‘the refugee crisis’, can migrants be the new agents of democracy?


Stefan Rother, Freiburg University This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Over … Continue reading

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Migrants on #InternationalWomensDay : Stop gender-based violence –and its xenophobic instrumentalisation #IWD2016


Today is International Women’ Day and in the light of the current political situation, the rights of migrant and refugee women receive particular attention. Several migrant organisations have issued statements today, addressing issues such as labor exploitation, subhuman wages and … Continue reading

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On International #MigrantsDay : No progress on UN Convention, #IamaMigrant Candlelight Vigil


Today is International Migrants Day, marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the “International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families” by the General Assembly of the United Nations. But even with major … Continue reading

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#European #Migration Forum 2016: Call for applications open


The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) have launched the call for applications to participate in the 2nd meeting of the European Migration Forum, which will take place on 6-7 April 2016 in Brussels. The goal … Continue reading

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Turkish GFMD Civil Society Days start today: livestream available #GFMDCSD


Today marks the start of the Civil Society Days of the Turkish Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). For those of you who could not come to Istanbul, live streams of the opening and closening plenary sessions are available. Here are … Continue reading

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Bangladesh will chair the 2016 #GFMD


Next stop Bangladesh: It has just been confirmed that Bangladesh will host the 9th GFMD meeting in 2016. This completes the Troika of the non-binding process on migration and development which had been reduced to two members – present chair: … Continue reading

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