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No IAMR, but IMA – a counter-event to the GFMD in Geneva


Plenty of acronyms, I know, but what this means, is: Unlike the last 3 years, this coming week in Geneva no International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR) will be held during the GFMD. Instead, the International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA) will … Continue reading

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New migration policy network organizes GFMD pre-event


The fifth GFMD will start next Tuesday, November 29, in Geneva, but as in previous years there are several pre- and side-events happening. One of them is organized by the newly formed Global Migration Policy Associates (GMPA). Their  launch event, the … 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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Who would have guessed? Mauritius will host 2012 GFMD


After the June meeting of the “Friends of the Forum” went by without any announcements made regarding the GFMD chair for 2012, many observers were speculating about the host of next years’ meeting. Now it has been revealed: Mauritius offered … Continue reading

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News from the Civil Society Days: website, registration, location


The application process for this year’s GFMD Civil Society Days (CSD)  in Geneva, Switzerland, has opened along with the unveiling of a new dedicated GFMD civil society website.  Finally, the location for the CSD meeting has been announced:

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The shape of things to come: 2011 GFMD Civil Society Days


It is less than 4 months until the Global Forum on Migration and Development will meet for the 5th time and the civil society component of the meeting is taking shape. According to John Bingham, Head of Policy of the … Continue reading

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PGA will take place in Geneva from November 29 – December 2


A very quick update from the International Labour Conference in Geneva, where a side-event dealing with this year’s GFMD ist still going on.

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