Tag Archives: Mexico

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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Counter-GFMD protest at „The Chair“


Thursday late afternoon, the International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA) organized a counter-GFMD protest in front of “The Chair” at the Palais des Nations. Migrants living in Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy opposed the GFMD agenda and called for the … 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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Opening of the Civil Society Days – what difference will they make?


The Opening Ceremony of the Civil Society Days (CSD) of the 5th GFMD has just come to a close. 186 civil society delegates, among them 73 migrants, will debate for two and a half days among themselves and with government … 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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To be continued – Sweden will host GFMD meeting in 2014


There have been uncertainties about the future of the GFMD process – but it seems as if the Forum is here to stay, even beyond the next UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration in 2013. Sweden is part of the Troika that … Continue reading

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Looking forward, looking back: Some offical GFMD-related documents


Two documents have been made available that sum up the Mexican GFMD and provide an outlook on the Swiss one  Also, the little-known Platform for Partnerships receives an overhaul. First,

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