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#PGA and #CWWM: More dates confirmed for civil society events surrounding Berlin #GFMD


The dates for two major civil society events have been confirmed which are – quite literally – surrounding this years’ Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Berlin: The 8th International Consultation of the “Churches Witnessing with Migrants” (CWWM8) will … Continue reading

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Berlin #GFMD is taking shape – agenda, scheduling, application process


Details are emerging on the upcoming Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) which will take place in just a little over four months in Berlin. For the first time, the Civil Society Days will start one day after the … Continue reading

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#GFMD2014 : Civil society unease over UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moons reference to “illegal (status of) migrants” #gfmd2014se


From a migrant civil society perspective, there was a lot to like about the opening speech of UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon for the GFMD common space. For once, he was the first after 4 speakers who explicitly mentioned the … Continue reading

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7 video reports on the 6th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) now online


The Dutch NGO Noticias has released 7 video reports on different aspects of the GFMD and the current Migration & Development debate in the framework of the media project ‘Picturing Migration’. The interviews and impressions were shot during the 6th … Continue reading

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Civil Society Registration for UN High Level Dialogue on Migration has opened


The United Nations have opened a one-step registration for both the High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development (3-4 October 2013) and the Informal Interactive Hearings with NGOs, Civil Society and the Private Sector (15 July 2013). Both events will take … Continue reading

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Radio reports from the 2012 GFMD


As in previous years, Radio 1812 is reporting from the Global Forum on Migration and Development.Their first Audio Report has just been published. Here is how they announce it: “Reporter Jenni Roth spoke with key people at the Civil Society … Continue reading

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Q & A with Peter Sutherland: “Bringing GFMD into UN would kill it”


It was certainly not due to lack of asking. At a video-link session with the UN Special Representative for Migration Peter Sutherland, civil society representatives repeatedly questioned him about the chances of bringing the migration issue into the UN process. … Continue reading

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