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Apr 23, 2015

UN Joint Statement on Mediterranean Crossings

Joint Statement on Mediterranean Crossings by UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration and Development Peter Sutherland, and Director-General of the International Organization for Migration William Lacy Swing

Apr 22, 2015

PROJECT LAUNCH « Promoting the integration of migrants in MOROCCO» as part of the EU Mobility-Morocco Partnership

On the 17th of April 2015, the project « Promoting integration of migrants in MOROCCO », financed by the European Union, was launched as part of EU Mobility-Morocco partnership.

Apr 14, 2015

UN meeting on “Local Leadership on Mobility, Migration and Development” held on 10th March, 2015

On the 10th of March, the UN Meeting on Local Leadership on Mobility, Migration and Development” took place in New York, hosted by the World Bank and jointly organized by the Joint Migration and Development Initiative and UNITAR. .


Aida Balamaci wrote:

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

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M4D Blog

Camille Demange wrote:

Why should we include migration in the post-2015 development agenda?

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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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Country: Global
Financial education for migrants and their families

Money remitted by international migrants is a major source of income for many countries around the world, exceeding all international development ...


Country: Jordan
MedGeneration High Level Seminar on Mediterranean Economic Diaspora

The second edition of the High level Seminar on Mediterranean Economic Diaspora will be held in Aqaba on 2015 June 2nd and 3rd.This event is ...


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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 ...