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HLD parallel event II: The 4th International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR4)


The second parallel – if not: counter- event that will take place this week in New York on the occasion of the 2nd UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD) is the 4th International Assembly of Migrants and … Continue reading

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HLD parallel event I: Registration open for People’s Global Action (PGA) on Migration, Development and Human Rights


(At least) two parallel events organized by civil socety will take place during the UN High-Level Dialogue (HLD) this coming October. One of them is the People’s Global Action (PGA) on Migration, Development and Human Rights, a process that actually … Continue reading

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Some news reports on the World Social Forum


Here are links to some media reports on the WSFM – the pickings are rather slim so far… (to be updated)

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Some more impressions from the Tribunal on the GFMD


Here are some more impressions from the International Migrants’ Tribunal on the GFMD, organized by Migrante, International Migrants Alliance (IMA), GABRIELA and others. They sure know how to compose some striking Images!

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Opening parade of the 5th World Social Forum on Migration in Manila


Here are some impressions from this mornings’  opening Parade:

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Opening of the World Social Forum – another world is possible!


“I am not nostalgic for the times when we were distracted by what was happening at the parallel or at the anti-Forum”, Peter Sutherland remarked at the GFMD in Mauritius last week. Well, unlike the UN Special Representative  for Migration I … Continue reading

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Civil Society in the GFMD – a case of pragmatism or patronizing?


Civil Society has to be “pragmatic”, should be lauded for its “signs of maturity to focus on action and not on rhetorics” and work “with governments and not against them”: Statements like These have been part and parcel of the GFMD … 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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GFMD in Mauritius: Nice conference – if you can afford it…


I am on my way to the GFMD in Mauritius now, which certainly looks like a great place for a conference – if you can afford getting there, that is. There are only limited funds available for Civil Society participation … Continue reading

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Some new publications on the GFMD, WSFM and ILO…


With the GFMD in Mauritius and the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) in Manila merely days away, may I point out some publications on the subject I was involved with and how to access them? Regarding the GFMD and the … Continue reading

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