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One down, one to go: Uruguay First Country to Ratify ILO Domestic Worker Convention

Well, actually many more countries should be ratifying the convention, but for now two is the number that counts: If there won’t be at least two ratifications one year after the “decent work for domestic workers” convention was adopted on June … Continue reading


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Opening of the Civil Society Days – what difference will they make?

The Opening Ceremony of the Civil Society Days (CSD) of the 5th GFMD has just come to a close. 186 civil society delegates, among them 73 migrants, will debate for two and a half days among themselves and with government … Continue reading

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A Mexican fighter for migrants’ rights called…. Machete!

And now for something completely different… A participant from Estonia pointed out at the Monday meeting that we should also focus on mass media like movies to bring forward the fight for migrants’ rights. That reminded me of a movie I … Continue reading

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Forthcoming attractions (i.e.: my schedule)

For those not familiar with the GFMD process (and even for those who are), the mixture of main (further divided into government and civil society), parallel and side-events can be confusing and overwhelming. Working out a schedule is a major logistical challenge, … Continue reading

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Día de Muertos

The Dia de Muertos celebrations were hard to miss at the start of the PGA… Apart from the festive occasion, there were also some political statements – the picture on the left refers to political killings in the South of … Continue reading

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