Tag Archives: Mauritius

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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7 video reports on the 6th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) now online


The Dutch NGO Noticias has released 7 video reports on different aspects of the GFMD and the current Migration & Development debate in the framework of the media project ‘Picturing Migration’. The interviews and impressions were shot during the 6th … Continue reading

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Today is International Domestic Workers’ Day – 10 ratifications for ILO convention so far


Today marks the second anniversary of the adoption of the  ILO Convention 189 on “decent work for domestic workers”and thus International Domestic Workers Days. After a slow start, the number of countries ratifying the convention is gradually increasing and I am happy … 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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World Social Forum on Migration 2014 will be held in South Africa


The host of the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) in 2014 has been announced: It will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. After the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) taking place in Mauritius 10 days ago, this will … Continue reading

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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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