Tag Archives: Asia

The #GFMD2016 – an assessment based around tweets


Today is the closing day of the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Dhaka. This year I decided to report somewhat differently – in an assessment based around my tweets during the Event. This, I hope, captures the immediacy … Continue reading

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World Social Forum on Migrations 2016: A regional affair?


You might not have noticed it, but the World Social Forum on Migrations gathered this month in São Paulo, Brazil, for its 7th meeting. According to the organizers, “3,600 militants and activists from 57 countries from all continents” came together … Continue reading

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#GFMD 2016 Civil Society Days online application has started – new selection process


The application process for the Civil Society Days (CSD) of the upcoming Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) has started and is open until 22 July. The CSDs will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 8- 9 December, followed … Continue reading

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Program is out for the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (#PGA) in Istanbul


The program for the upcoming 9th People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (PGA) in Istanbul has been announced today. The gathering will be a one-day-event taking place on Sunday, 11 October 2015 – right day before the … Continue reading

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Out Now: Our Special Journal Issue on #Migration and #Democracy


A special theme of the journal “International Migration”, which I guest edited together with Nicola Piper, University of Sydney, has just been released. Its aim is to make an explicit link between migration and democracy or democratization which so far has … Continue reading

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Out now: articles on #ASEAN, civil society, #migration and “alternative regionalism”


This blog concerns itself predominantly with the global governance of migration (or lack thereof), but if such a regime is to evolve, it needs to rest on some solid foundation. Besides the transnational level, the regional level seems to be … 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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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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ASEAN Youth Forum (#AYF 2014) in support of migrant rights


The ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF 2014) has concluded its 6th Meeting in Yangon, Myanmar, with a statement that includes a strong Support for the Rights of migrants, in particular addressing the Situation of youth in Migration. This is of high … Continue reading

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#EndWTO and Peoples’ Global Camp (#PGC): Migrant protest at the #WTO in Bali


„They say WTO! We Say Hell No!” This is just one of the slogans under which civil society organisations are protesting the upcoming 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali. Migrant organizations will play a major … Continue reading

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