Tag Archives: Switzerland

Close, but no #IAMR – counter- #GFMD2014 event will take place in Stockholm


I just found out yesterday, but there actually will be a counter-event to the GFMD after all: It is called “Discussion/Speak Out for Development Justice and Protest Manifestation vs. Migration for Development” and will take place in Stockholm 13-15 May 2014. … Continue reading

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Same, same, but different? Plans for the Mauritian GFMD in 2012


It feels as if the Swiss meeting has just ended, but the planning for the 2012 GFMD in Mauritius is well under way. Recently, a brainstorming session was held in  Port Louis and at an upcoming meeting of the GFMD Steering Group … 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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(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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Let’s come together – joint PGA and GFMD events


Colin Rajah, organizers of this year’s People’s Global Action (PGA) called it a landmark moment:For the first time, there are joint events that bring together PGA and GFMD delegates. It started with a cultural evening yesterday with performances you can … Continue reading

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Opening of the Civil Society Days – what difference will they make?


The Opening Ceremony of the Civil Society Days (CSD) of the 5th GFMD has just come to a close. 186 civil society delegates, among them 73 migrants, will debate for two and a half days among themselves and with government … Continue reading

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GMPA: How the world got it wrong on migration…


„The world is generally getting it wrong on migration“ – this statement was shared by several speakers at the launch event of the Global Migration Policy Associates (GMPA) that was held Monday afternoon. Examples given were the ignorance of policies … Continue reading

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