Tag Archives: Migrant worker

Out now: My book “Global Migration Governance from below” – discount available


My book “Global Migration Governance from Below: Actors, Spaces, Discourses” has now been published in the Palgrave Pivot series. It builds upon 15 years of participant observation at all levels of migration governance – and it is very much related … Continue reading

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Out now: Special Issues on #Migration Politics across the World / Regions in Global Migration Governance


A new Special Issue on The Politics of Migration Policies has been published in Third World Quarterly, guest edited by  Katharina Natter and Hélène Thiollet. And Sandra Lavenex and Nicola Piper have guest edited a SI in the Journal of … Continue reading

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Schedule of migrant civil society events during the #IMRF is taking shape #migration2022


Only two weeks are left until the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) will take place in New York. The meetings at the United Nations headquarter will not be the only events, though – migrant civil society has announced several … Continue reading

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“Space for migrant civil society is shrinking at the UN”: Interview with Colin Rajah on the upcoming IMRF


It is less than two months until the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) will take place at the UN headquarter in New York. While preparations and consultations are ongoing, several migrant civil society networks have sent an open letter … Continue reading

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Global Migration Governance Outlook 2022: All eyes on the IMRF


2022 is going to be a crucial year for global migration governance – with the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) expected to set the standards for the implementation and monitoring of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM). In this … Continue reading

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#Migration and #Development in times of #COVID-19: #GFMD13 starts this Monday – all online


There were plans for hybrid participation (some in person, some online) being discussed until late last year, but in the end, “Zoomification” has now also reached the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). This Monday, January 18, the 13th … Continue reading

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#InternationalMigrantsDay in times of #COVID-19: The rise of the webmeetings


Today Is #InternationalMigrantsDay, marking the 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. Numbers of ratifications keep slowly increasing, but … Continue reading

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3rd European #Migration Forum – Application process has started


 A “Call for Expressions of Interest” for the 3rd meeting of the European Migration Forum has been released. The forum will take place in Brussels, 2-3 March 2017, with the theme “Migrants’ access to the EU, to rights and to … 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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Migration and Democracy / Democratization: Publications, Website, Facebook-Group


 I have collected an overview of my publications on migration and democracy / democratization on a dedicated website and have created a corresponding facebook group. Please let me know if you have published something related to this topic and I … Continue reading

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