Tag Archives: International Labour Conference

(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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GMPA: How the world got it wrong on migration…


„The world is generally getting it wrong on migration“ – this statement was shared by several speakers at the launch event of the Global Migration Policy Associates (GMPA) that was held Monday afternoon. Examples given were the ignorance of policies … Continue reading

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The shape of things to come: 2011 GFMD Civil Society Days


It is less than 4 months until the Global Forum on Migration and Development will meet for the 5th time and the civil society component of the meeting is taking shape. According to John Bingham, Head of Policy of the … Continue reading

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“A dream come true”: ILO convention on decent work for domestic workers


“This convention has been a dream of domestic workers” says Hessen El Sayah from Caritas Lebanon. Her excitement is shared by many representatives of labour organisations, domestic workers and migrant organisations heren in Geneva at the International Labour Conference (ILC). Late Tuesday night … Continue reading

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The Global Forum decentralized – news on the GFMD 2011 in Switzerland (and elsewhere…)


There has been intense speculation on the future of the GFMD. Now, the first Draft Concept Paper by the Swiss Chair shines some light on the format of the Forum in 2011 (and maybe the following year as well). The … Continue reading

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