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Jan 21, 2015

The UN launches campaign “2015: Time for Global Action” on 15th January, 2015

As 2015 is a turning point for international development, particularly for the Millennium and the new Sustainable Development Goals, the UN is taking this unique opportunity to launch a new campaign for global action and positive changes.

Jan 09, 2015

2nd High Level Consultation - Migration for Development: Integrating Labour Migration in the Sectoral Policy, Nepal

On the occasion of International Migrants’ Day, which took place on December 18th, 2014, the National Planning Commission of Nepal held the 2nd High Level Consultation on better integration of migration into development planning of the government of Nepal, with the support of international partners united under the banner of the Kathmandu Migration Group (KMG), and with funding support from the European Union (EU).

Dec 22, 2014

“Migration gains”, written by Moheindu Chemjong, JMDI Focal Point for Nepal

This Op-ed entitled “Migration gains” by Moheindu Chemjong, JMDI Focal Point in Nepal, was initially published in My Republica.


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
Glosario sobre Migración

PREFACIO La migración se está convirtiendo en una cuestión que exige una perspectiva global y respuestas coordinadas. Los Estados no sólo debaten ...


Country: Switzerland
GFMD 2014-2015 third meeting of The Friends of the Forum

The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GMFD) third meeting of The Friends of the Forum is to be held in Geneva on the 4th of February.


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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 ...