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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 […]

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 […]