Tag Archives: #MigrantsRights

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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Guest Contribution: Reports from the #WSFM / # FSMM in São Paulo


  Earlier this month, the 7th edition of the World Social Forum of Migration (WSFM) took place in São Paulo. I was not able to attend, but award-winning blogger Rodrigo Borges Delfim has closely followed the process. The founder of … Continue reading

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World Social Forum on Migrations 2016: A regional affair?


You might not have noticed it, but the World Social Forum on Migrations gathered this month in São Paulo, Brazil, for its 7th meeting. According to the organizers, “3,600 militants and activists from 57 countries from all continents” came together … Continue reading

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#GFMD 2016 Civil Society Days online application has started – new selection process


The application process for the Civil Society Days (CSD) of the upcoming Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) has started and is open until 22 July. The CSDs will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 8- 9 December, followed … Continue reading

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Today is International #DomesticWorkersDay – 5 years after the convention


On June 16 2011, the ILO adopted Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers and its accompanying Recommendation 201. Since then, after a slow start progress has been made: 22 countries have ratified the convention, more than 30 have … Continue reading

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Germany & Morocco to host #GFMD in 2017/18 in Tandem #PGA2015 #GFMDCSD


There has been no official announcement yet, but since several sources have confirmed it to me, I can confidently report that Germany & Morocco plan to host the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in 2017 and 2018. This … Continue reading

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Program is out for the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (#PGA) in Istanbul


The program for the upcoming 9th People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (PGA) in Istanbul has been announced today. The gathering will be a one-day-event taking place on Sunday, 11 October 2015 – right day before the … Continue reading

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Civil Society at the 2015 #GFMD: Draft program available, #PGA scheduled as a one-day meeting


In less than six weeks, the 8th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) will take place in Istanbul – shortly after the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit … Continue reading

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Today is International #DomesticWorkers Day – Campaign #OurHands launched


Today marks the fourth anniversary of the adoption of the ILO Convention 189 on “Decent Work for Domestic Workers” (including migrant domestic workers) and since then June 16 is celebrated as International Domestic Workers Days.  After a slow start, the … Continue reading

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