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MADE Americas News August - December 2016

  1. Editorial: Important events in the second semester of 2016
  2. XVIII Jornadas Migratorias, Santiago de Chile (24-25 August)
  3. Release of the Advocacy Paper: “Migration and Citizenship at the Service of People: Advances and Setbacks in the Americas” (September)
  4. etc..

Tags: Americas, Global governance of migration and development, GFMD

Flowers Campaign for International Migrants Day

The Flowers Campaign aims to pay homage to all the migrants that have died on the borders and in the seas, oceans and deserts of the world.  On this occasion, the West African Observatory on Migrations invites all citizens that support solidarity and justice to join us in paying homage to the migrants that have perished by throwing a flower into a stream, lagoon, river, sea or ocean.  To also honour the migrants that live near our homes, we invite you to participate by offering them a flower or the drawing of a flower as a token of your respect and solidarity.

Tags: Africa, Diaspora and Migrants in Development, Global

“The Time for Action is upon us” - 2016 GFMD Civil Society Days Statement

Dhaka, 11 December 2016 – More than 200 representatives of civil society from over 50 countries, as well as representatives from governments and international organizations, gathered in Bangladesh this week to deliberate on action needed for inclusion, protection and empowerment of migrants, and the governance of migration. 
 

Tags: Global governance of migration and development, GFMD, Global, UN High-Level Summit

A Dialogue on the Global Migration Compact unter the 9th GFMD Chairmanship

Civil society was invited to a dialogue on the Global Migration Compact on 14 November, held by the 2016 GFMD Chair, Bangladesh. During the event, Eva Sandis of the NGO Committee on Migration mentioned three key points that civil society call to be included in this Compact.

Tags: Global governance of migration and development, GFMD, UN High-Level Summit

Call for consultants

The Migration and Development Civil Society Network is recruiting a dedicated and experienced consultant for an external final evaluation of its projects.

Tags: Global Coordinating Office

"Friends of Migration" meeting organized by GFMD 2016 Chair

On 21 October 2016, an event focusing on the process to develop a Global Compact on Migration was organized by the government of Bangladesh. Bangladesh and other governments expressed their determination to form and meet as a Geneva branch of the government “Friends of Migration” group that had been launched by Bangladesh, Benin, Mexico and Sweden in New York ahead of the 19 September UNGA High-level Summit for Refugees and Migrants. Speakers were Bangladesh, Mexico, Sweden, Francois Fouinat, representing the UN Special representative for International Migration Peter Sutherland, and representatives of the International Labour Organization, IOM, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the office of the High Commissioner for Refugees.

Tags: Global governance of migration and development, GFMD

Linking two global processes: GFMD Civil Society Days and the process to develop a Global Compact on Migration

With this GFMD taking place just three months after the UNGA Summit, discussion in the Civil Society Days and Common Space will connect directly to the Summit’s New York Declaration, very much including the process to develop a Global Compact on Migration. 

Tags: Global governance of migration and development, GFMD, Global, UN High-Level Summit

GFMD Common Space 10 December

The Common Space of the GFMD that convenes all of the civil society delegates with all of the state participants for direct interaction is this year scheduled for Saturday, 10 December—International Human Rights Day.  Common Space begins after lunch, immediately following the Opening Ceremony, in which a number of dignitaries will speak, including the civil society Chair of the CSD presenting civil society’s principal recommendations from the prior two days, and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh delivering a keynote speech.

Tags: Global governance of migration and development, GFMD

Movement report II

In 2016, MADE published an independent assessment of progress on civil society’s “5-year 8-point Action Plan” through the end of 2015—year 2 of the plan. Prepared by researcher from Maastricht University School of Governance Elaine McGregor, the Movement Report noted achievement on some of the 8 points, notably the successful incorporation of migration in the new 2030 Agenda sustainable development goals

Tags: Global Coordinating Office

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