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Post date: Oct 25, 2012
Yesterday was International United Nations Day (24th of October) and we thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to reflect on what the UN and other agencies and actors have been doing in migration and M4D, what we have covered so far and what lies ahead for the M4D future. UN: an idea born...
Post date: Sep 20, 2012
“Few areas of public policy are subject to greater misrepresentation in public and political discourse, yet more influenced by public opinion, than international migration”(World Migration Report 2011) How true. So how many of us have had those alarming conversations with other people over how...
Post date: Aug 19, 2012
We are all now very familiar with the thinking behind migration for development and whether you’re pro or not, it’s a hot topic that is now high on both international and local development agendas, but on World Humanitarian Day, I think it’s high time we addressed what else diasporas can do. In...
Post date: Aug 14, 2012
Le 12 aout on a célébré la journée internationale de la jeunesse. C’est vrai, avec beaucoup de dates officielles pour presque chaque chose (de celles sérieuses comme le premier mai ou la journée des femmes, au moins substantiel mois de la glace) il certes difficile de s’en rappeler. De plus, il...
Post date: Aug 13, 2012
The 12th of August was International Youth Day. Of course, with so many official dates for almost everything (from the very serious 1st May or Women’s day, to the less relevant Ice Cream Month), it is certainly difficult to remember all of them. In addition, a lot of people were probably very busy...
Post date: Dec 18, 2009
  The feminization of migration is not a recent phenomenon, but has been presenting new and challenging features. Historically, women always migrated for marriage or family reunification. However, over the last few decades we have witnessed an increase in women who migrate for different purposes....
Post date: Nov 06, 2009
Cont. from "Migrants as civic ambassadors of their countries" Roundtable 1.2 Engaging diasporas and migrants in development policies and programs, their roles and their constraints. I attended this session as I was personally keen to learn from civil society players as to how this process was...
Post date: Nov 04, 2009
The second day of the GFMD Civil Society Days began with a thought-provoking presentation by Dr. Demetrios Papademetriou, President of the Migration Policy Institute. He stressed many issues that warranted serious pondering for future migration and development programs as far as civil society...
Post date: Nov 04, 2009
I mentioned the fact that participants at the Civil Society Days would like discussions around M&D to go beyond the 'usual suspects' - remittances, circular migration, the brain drain - which are mentioned in the policy documents and in fora such as the GFMD. A lot of the frustration here in...

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