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Important notice: This Blog will be continued under

November 10, 2011


Dear readers and subscribers, I have realized that it is not that practical at all to maintain 2 different blogs and maybe even start another one each year the GFMD takes place. For this reason I will be continuing this blog as GFMD-BLOG under which links to the address of the “original” blog All […]

PGA and common space taking shape – no news about IAMR…

October 31, 2011


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 of the Civil Society Days (CSD) component of the GFMD reaching an advanced stage and […]

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

August 18, 2011


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:

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

August 5, 2011


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 organizing International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC),  the organizing will be guided by a “less is […]

“A dream come true”: ILO convention on decent work for domestic workers

June 13, 2011


“This convention has been a dream of domestic workers” says Hessen El Sayah from Caritas Lebanon. Her excitement is shared by many representatives of labour organisations, domestic workers and migrant organisations heren in Geneva at the International Labour Conference (ILC). Late Tuesday night the convention that took decades in preparation has been adopted by the […]

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

June 2, 2011


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 GFMD. The date is tentatively scheduled for December 1-2 in Geneva. Less information is known so far about the […]

To be continued – Sweden will host GFMD meeting in 2014

March 31, 2011


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 is involved in organizing the Swiss GFMD this year and will take over hosting […]