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International Migrants’ Tribunal: Miss Saigon vs. the GFMD


“GUILTY as charged”: This was the – not completely surprising  – verdict spoken today in the “Internation Migrants’ Tribunal on the GFMD”. In a parallel event to the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM), five “judges”, among them the renowned … Continue reading

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Some new publications on the GFMD, WSFM and ILO…


With the GFMD in Mauritius and the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) in Manila merely days away, may I point out some publications on the subject I was involved with and how to access them? Regarding the GFMD and the … Continue reading

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IMA will hold Migrants’ Tribunal on the GFMD


The International Migrants Alliance (IMA) will organize a Tribunal on the GFMD; it will take place November 28-29 in Manila, followed by a mass demonstration on November 30. The events are scheduled for the same week that the World Social Forum on Migration … Continue reading

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ILO domestic worker convention: one year old, one ratification – and far from being scrapped!


June 16 is International Domestic Workers Day! It marks the first anniversary of the adoption of the ILO convention 189 which aims for “decent work for domestic workers”. But some activists and observers were afraid that the first anniversary of … Continue reading

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GFMD and WSFM 2012: Calls for participation and workshop proposals


Two major global events are scheduled on the migration agenda this year: The World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) in Manila (November 26-30) and the Global Forum on Migration and Development (in Mauritius November 19-22). The application processes have started … Continue reading

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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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