Tag Archives: Geneva

Global #migration and #refugee governance outlook 2016


“2016 has well become THE migrant year”, stated Peter Sutherland, UN Secretary Generals’ Special Representative for International Migration, in a recent webinar. Obviously, migration has been brought to the top of the international agenda for some time now, but this … 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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Trying to solve the unsolvable: #WTO Negotiations at #MC9 continue


Despite previous declarations to the contrary, Ministers keep attempting to solve remaining controversies on the Bali Package at the Ministerial. WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo had warned before the Bali Meeting that the unresolved issues were too complex to find … Continue reading

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Guest editorial: The #WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali– Will the Doha-Round overcome its impasse?


For blogpost #100 I was able to invite political scientist and WTO-expert Angela Geck (pictured) to contribute a guest editorial. Why is this contribution of high relevance for a blog on migration and development? For once, the WTO will be met by … Continue reading

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Same, same, but different? Plans for the Mauritian GFMD in 2012


It feels as if the Swiss meeting has just ended, but the planning for the 2012 GFMD in Mauritius is well under way. Recently, a brainstorming session was held in  Port Louis and at an upcoming meeting of the GFMD Steering Group … Continue reading

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International Migrants’ Day – a date with its own radio station


As most of you are aware, today is International Migrants’ Day. The date was chosen because  the UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families December … Continue reading

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