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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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PGA and common space taking shape – no news about IAMR…


The last of this year’s GFMD thematic meetings has just been held (a workshop on migration profiles in Manila), and it is less than a month from now that the “concluding debate” will take place in Geneva. With the program … Continue reading

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The protest caravan is in town – but where is it?


During the “Common Space” session of the government GFMD, a colleague of mine received a text message: The caravan is in town! Immediately, we left the venue to look for the demonstrations that had arrived after a two-day-journey from Mexico-City. But … Continue reading

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Si tacuisses… Angela Merkel at the International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR)


Of course, the German chancellor did not physically participate in the progressive and anti-imperialist  counter-event to the GFMD Mexico. But her infamous remarks on the alleged “failure of multiculturalism” just made it into the opening plenary speech of the IAMR  by Antonio … Continue reading

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Tribunal after all!


  Today, I actually made it to the International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC) – and I am very glad I did!It took place in the Comision de Derechos Humanos del DF, which was not communicated very clearly, but nevermind: There was a long … Continue reading

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The tribunal will not be televised (neither will it be blogged about, unfortunately…)


Nobody can claim I haven’t tried. On Friday early afternoon, right after the closing ceremony of the PGA (pictures will follow), we went off to attend another event -The  International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC). It is supposedly part of the … Continue reading

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An event without a Wikipedia entry… a short background on the GFMD


When googling for the GFMD, you are quite likely to end up on a page covering the Global Forum on Media (!)  Development. That is somewhat surprising, considering that at the previous meetings, representatives of up to 180 countries have … Continue reading

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