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Update on the 6th World Social Forum on Migrations #WSFM in Johannesburg: Schedule available


More information has been released about the upcoming 6th World Social Forum on Migrations (#WSFM) that will take place from the 5th until the 8th December 2014 at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The program will consist of Plenary … Continue reading

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Out now: My first 2 articles on the 2014 #GFMD in Stockholm


Two shorter articles/comments I have written on the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development in Stockholm (GFMD) are now available online: One has been published in the journal Development + Cooperation (German version: Entwicklung + Zusammenarbeit), the other in … Continue reading

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New #ILO Protocol on Forced Labour adopted


Non-binding, informal processes, “best practices”, “voluntary” frameworks – all fine and good. But once more, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has demonstrated to be the place where legally binding agreements that benefit labour migrants can be reached. During its annual … Continue reading

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#GFMD2014 : Civil society unease over UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moons reference to “illegal (status of) migrants” #gfmd2014se


From a migrant civil society perspective, there was a lot to like about the opening speech of UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon for the GFMD common space. For once, he was the first after 4 speakers who explicitly mentioned the … Continue reading

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Interview on the #GFMD in Sweden: “Limited civil society participation a huge missed opportunity for governments”


It is less than a month until the 7th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. As reported on this blog, Amnesty International (AI) and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) have … Continue reading

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#GFMD 2014: Civil Society calls for “meaningful participation”


Amnesty International (AI) and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) have proposed a joint civil society letter to the Swedish Chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), asking to increase the interaction between governments and … Continue reading

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#Migration Outlook 2014 Pt. II: People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights #PGA


The dates have been announced for this year’s People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (PGA). The event will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 9-11 May (Friday-Sunday) – and thus right before the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and … Continue reading

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#Migration Outlook 2014 Pt. I: 6th World Social Forum on Migrations (#WSFM) in Johannesburg


Finally, the dates for the 6th World Social Forum on Migrations (WSFM) have been announced: It will take place from the 5th until the 8th December 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The last two WSFMs have marked the first meetings in Latin … Continue reading

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#IAmAMigrant – Today is International #MigrantsDay


Today International Migrants Day is being commemorated for the 14th time. Sadly, it is the first time since 2002 that the NGO “December 18″ – named after the  day when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the “International Convention … Continue reading

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Out now: My book chapter “A Tale of Two Tactics: Civil Society and Competing Visions of Global Migration Governance from Below”


Today, the edited volume by Martin Geiger and Antoine Pecoud “Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People” has been published. The contributions critically examine how “a core feature of contemporary migration politics lies in the claim to regulate and discipline the … Continue reading

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