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IMA will hold Migrants’ Tribunal on the GFMD


The International Migrants Alliance (IMA) will organize a Tribunal on the GFMD; it will take place November 28-29 in Manila, followed by a mass demonstration on November 30. The events are scheduled for the same week that the World Social Forum on Migration … Continue reading

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GFMD and WSFM 2012: Calls for participation and workshop proposals


Two major global events are scheduled on the migration agenda this year: The World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) in Manila (November 26-30) and the Global Forum on Migration and Development (in Mauritius November 19-22). The application processes have started … Continue reading

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5th World Social Forum on Migration to be held in Manila


The next World Social Forum on Migration  (WSFM) will take place in Manila from November 26-30, 2012. This will mark the first time a World Social Forum takes place in an Asian country. The theme is “Rights, Mobility, Global Models: Looking … Continue reading

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International Migrants’ Day – a date with its own radio station


As most of you are aware, today is International Migrants’ Day. The date was chosen because  the UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families December … Continue reading

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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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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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Enlarged Common Space at the GFMD, but still room for improvement


  “One step forward, one step back” was my overall assessment of the GFMD in Athens * – referring to attempts towards better interaction between Civil Society and Governments on the plus, and a major lack of transparency on the … Continue reading

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You’ve come a long way, PGA…


I have not been to the first two Peoples Global Action meetings in New York (High-Level Dialogue 2006) and Brussels (1st GFMD in 2007). But Ellene Sana has. And, as the Executive Director of the Center for Migrant Advocacy Philippines … Continue reading

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