Tag Archives: NGO

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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GFMD Blog Reloaded –free eprints and open access articles


Things have been a bit quiet around here in the past year, but with the upcoming International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) on the horizon this May, it is high time to reload this blog. I will post my “Global Migration … 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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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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