MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORK- MADE

Connecting civil society worldwide to promote policies for the well-being and protection of all migrants and communities

 

NEWS AND UPDATES

We are recruiting a Finance Manager

For the financial management of the MADE Rabat Project, the GFMD Civil Society Days and for potential future programmes, ICMC EUROPE is looking for a dedicated and experienced Project Finance Manager to be part of a small and dynamic programme team, to manage budgeting, compliance with donor requirements, bookkeeping, financial coordination with partners and financial reporting. Deadline: 28 July 2017

ICMC statement at the 1st Thematic Discussion on the Global Compact for Refugees

Mantalin Kyrou, Policy Associate at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) delivered a statement on 10 July during the 1st Thematic Discussion on the Global Compact for Refugees. The statement, entitled “Back to the future: Responsibilities we Share, Solutions we Know” welcomed the idea of multiple solutions, with multiple actors to build a Compact worthy of agreement and implementation. Echoing the words of ICMC’s former President Peter Sutherland who urged all to go “back to the future”, it remembered previous humanitarian solutions that made a sizeable impact on the lives of thousands of refugees; including the orderly departure programmes which "offered life-lines" to Vietnamese boat people.

Press Release GFMD Civil Society Days 2017: Walls come down!

“Walls come down!” Nearly three hundred civil society organizations from around the world gathered in Berlin demanding ‘Safe, Orderly, Regular Migration Now: Mechanics of a Compact Worth Agreeing to’.

Tatendrang at the Global Forum for Migration and Development

Wies Maas, Civil Society Chair of the 10th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), delivered an urgent message and plea for action from civil society and governments alike at the opening of the GFMD Government Days. 

Poetry and policy - Interview with Wies Maas, 2017 GFMD Civil Society Chair

Wies Maas is Chair of this year's GFMD Civil Society Days, alongside Co-Chair Berenice Valdez Rivera. We caught up with Wies in the week before the GFMD, to find out what is most important to our 2017 GFMD Civil Society Chair during this extraordinary year in the area of migration and development. 
 

Just published: Report on trafficking of migrant workers in Togo

The Togo-based civil society organisation, ‘Visions Solidaires’ has recently published their report: "Situational Analysis - Smuggling of Togolese migrant workers and people trafficking in the Middle East and Central Africa". By providing an important contribution to present evidence of the exploitation and vulnerability of African migrant workers moving in a South-South and trans-regional context, it also connects its detailed findings to the substantive work undertaken by the Migration and Development (MADE) Civil Society Network, and more specifically to its Open Working Group on Labour Migration and Recruitment. MADE, guided by the 5 year 8 point Plan of Action, has advocated for ethical recruitment standards and safe labour migration on a global and inter-regional level to protect and empower migrant workers at every stage of the labour cycle.