Tag Archives: Puerto Vallarta

(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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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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GFMD Civil Society Days 2010 Statement available – but more to come…


As I have blogged earlier, there had been some dissatisfaction with the statement of the civil society days as it was presented at the common space with the governments. Now the statement is available – please find the document attached below … Continue reading

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Enlarged Common Space at the GFMD, but still room for improvement


  “One step forward, one step back” was my overall assessment of the GFMD in Athens * – referring to attempts towards better interaction between Civil Society and Governments on the plus, and a major lack of transparency on the … Continue reading

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The protest caravan is in town – but where is it?


During the “Common Space” session of the government GFMD, a colleague of mine received a text message: The caravan is in town! Immediately, we left the venue to look for the demonstrations that had arrived after a two-day-journey from Mexico-City. But … Continue reading

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Hasta luego, P.V. – and a glimpse of the “Invisibles”


In a couple of hours I am heading back home to good, cold Germany. So, after two weeks packed to the max with everything related to the GFMD, I spoiled myself on the last day and went scuba diving. My … Continue reading

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