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Important notice: This Blog will be continued under www.gfmd-blog.com

November 10, 2011

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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 www.gfmd-blog.com which links to the address of the “original” blog http://gfmd2010.wordpress.com/ All […]

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

August 5, 2011

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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

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“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

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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 […]

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

February 23, 2011

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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 Chair wants to promote “the organization of a series of smaller thematic meetings (workshops, seminars, […]