Tag Archives: IOM

How many international #migrants, how many #refugees? It’s (not that) complicated…


..but how many forced migrants? That’s more complicated. There are 2 numbers everybody has in mind when talking about migrants and refugees: 244 million international migrants, and 65 million refugees and other “forcibly displaced persons”. But how do these numbers … Continue reading

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Today is #InternationalMigrantsDay : Compact instead of Convention? A Collection of #MigrantsDay ressources


Today is International Migrants Day, marking the 26th anniversary of the adoption of the “International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families” by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Since last year there … Continue reading

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IOM will join UN System today – but without any rights-based mandate #UN4RefugeesMigrants


At todays UN High-Level Plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants in New York, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will become a “related organization” of the United Nations. This begs the obvious question: What difference will it … Continue reading

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Will the International Organization for #Migration ( #IOM ) move closer (in)to the United Nations system?


On September 19, the United Nations (UN) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) might sign a new relationship agreement. There are several scenarios regarding the content of this agreement, ranging from the IOM becoming a “UN-related organization” such as … Continue reading

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IOM vs. ILO: The battle for the “leading organisation in migration” #HLD2013


Are there any concrete outcomes to be expected from the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development? No and yes. No, because no binding resolution or the like is to be expected from this meeting. Yes, because it now … Continue reading

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Who would have guessed? Mauritius will host 2012 GFMD


After the June meeting of the “Friends of the Forum” went by without any announcements made regarding the GFMD chair for 2012, many observers were speculating about the host of next years’ meeting. Now it has been revealed: Mauritius offered … Continue reading

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