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Use this site to meet others working in Migration and Development, exchange ideas and form partnerships.  Members of the forum include civil society organizations, diaspora groups, migrants associations, local authorities and UN agencies. More...


Sep 22, 2014

Dying for Europe: Article by Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate reports on the tragic deaths of migrants attempting the perilous journey from Africa to Europe.

Sep 18, 2014

New IOM-MPI Issue in Brief No. 10 – Integrating migration into the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda

By September 2015, the Member States of the United Nations will have negotiated a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and subsidiary targets and indicators. These goals will frame a new international development agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire at the end of 2015.

Sep 16, 2014

500 migrants heading to Europe from Egypt drown through deliberate shipwreck

IOM press release reports that Greece staff in Crete today interviewed more survivors of the deliberate shipwreck of migrants heading to Europe from Egypt where 500 drowned.


Aida Balamaci wrote:

E-discussion: Promoting a territorial approach to migration and development

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M4D Blog

Barbara Joannon wrote:

Migrants’ education: a pre-requisite to turn migrants into development actors?

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M4D goes local

Many issues in the field of Migration and Development are at stake at the local level and local authorities have important competences in this field, from receiving the newcomers to fostering migrant social inclusion or development. Discover the local dimension of M&D by exploring the new M4D Goes Local section and share good practices in this field.




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Global Estimates 2014: People displaced by disasters

Displacement by disasters is a global phenomenon that is growing in scale and complexity. Since 2008, an average of 27 million people have been ...


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Los Angeles Diaspora Forum 12th October, 2014

The UCLA North American Integration and Development (NAID) Center and Dr. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda are hosting the Los Angeles Diaspora Forum (LADF), a ...


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Migrant capacities represent one of the most valuable resources available for the growth, development and poverty alleviation of countries of origin.



Migrant communities are the binding element of the migration and development nexus. In a broad sense, migrant communities include diasporas, men and women migrants, including also asylum seekers ...



Migrant remittances are recognized to be a very significant channel through which diasporas currently contribute to local development and poverty alleviation in their countries of origin. Net ...



Respect for migrant rights underpins and reinforces the positive linkages that can be made between migration and development. Protection of migrant rights, both in countries of origin (prior ...



The European Commission-United Nations Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) reflects the acceptance of and growing interest in the strong links between migration and development. The ...