Tag Archives: Amnesty International

#GFMD2014 government meeting: closing session live stream available


For all of you who have been wondering what goes on during the government component of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD): Todays closing session will actually be streamed live. Do not expect major revelations or royal attendance … 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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(Almost) in time: My IM article on the Mexican GFMD is online


If you came to this page because I linked the blog in my article, this is obviously old news to you – otherwise, may I point out my article on the Mexican GFMD which will appear in the upcoming issue of … Continue reading

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No IAMR, but IMA – a counter-event to the GFMD in Geneva


Plenty of acronyms, I know, but what this means, is: Unlike the last 3 years, this coming week in Geneva no International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR) will be held during the GFMD. Instead, the International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA) will … Continue reading

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Hasta luego, P.V. – and a glimpse of the “Invisibles”


In a couple of hours I am heading back home to good, cold Germany. So, after two weeks packed to the max with everything related to the GFMD, I spoiled myself on the last day and went scuba diving. My … Continue reading

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Migrant Moviestar: Gael García Bernal @ the GFMD


Not many people can transform seasoned migrant activists into a state reminiscent of excited teenagers. Gael García Bernal can. The star of “Amores Perros”, “Sin Nombre” and “Motorcycle Diaries”, where he played a young Che Guevara, paid a visit to the … Continue reading

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