Tag Archives: Switzerland

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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“GFMD light” scheduled for December 1-2 2011 in Geneva


Besides ten regional events announced so far for 2011, there are also plans for an  “extended Friends of the Forum” meeting at the end of the year that will replace the large-scale meetings of the previous GFMDs. The date is tentatively scheduled … Continue reading

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To be continued – Sweden will host GFMD meeting in 2014


There have been uncertainties about the future of the GFMD process – but it seems as if the Forum is here to stay, even beyond the next UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration in 2013. Sweden is part of the Troika that … Continue reading

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New GFMD Platform for Partnerships is online


Just a short note to let you know that the relaunched Platform for Partnerships (PfP) has gone online. Obviously, it is not packed with information as of yet, but one can get an impression of what to expect in the … Continue reading

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Looking forward, looking back: Some offical GFMD-related documents


Two documents have been made available that sum up the Mexican GFMD and provide an outlook on the Swiss one  Also, the little-known Platform for Partnerships receives an overhaul. First,

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The Global Forum decentralized – news on the GFMD 2011 in Switzerland (and elsewhere…)


There has been intense speculation on the future of the GFMD. Now, the first Draft Concept Paper by the Swiss Chair shines some light on the format of the Forum in 2011 (and maybe the following year as well). The … Continue reading

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Standing in the shadows of civil society? The GFMD government meeting


True, they turned on the water fountains outside the conference center for the opening of the GFMD government meeting. But all the other treats seemed to have been reserved for the preceding civil society days: There, a movie star stopped by … Continue reading

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