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Irregular Maritime Migration in the Bay of Bengal: The Challenges of Protection, Management, and Cooperation

In recent decades, maritime migration in Asia has become increasingly contentious, as refugees and irregular migrants traversing the region by sea complicate the attempts of governments in the Asia-Pacific region to control their borders, regulate immigration, and fulfill their obligations under international law. In the spring of 2015, irregular maritime migration across the Bay of Bengal to Southeast Asia entered a period of crisis as a wave of migrants and refugees crossed or attempted to cross the Bay of Bengal to reach Southeast Asia.

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English

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English version

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Other

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Asia and the Pacific

Date published

2015

Number of pages

16 pages

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Migration Policy Institute

Statement by the UN Secretary-General on Refugees

 

On my way back from Ethiopia, the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa that for decades has been keeping its borders open to hundreds of thousands of refugees from its neighbours, many times in dramatic security situations, I want to state the following:

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English

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Migrant Rights

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IDPs, refugees and resettlement

CPMR Intermediterranean Commission Final Declaration, 1 July 2016, Veneto (IT)

The CPMR Intermediterranean Commission (IMC) -the Region of Western Greece- has released a final declaration adopted by the latest IMC General Assembly held in Venice on 1st of July 2016.

The declaration includes specific reflections and recommendations concerning:

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Migration and Local Economic Development

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2016

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CPMR Intermediterranean Commission

CFO CONDUCTS CAPACITY BUILDING FOR LOCALIZED BALINKBAYAN PORTAL IN WESTERN VISAYAS

Iloilo City, Philippines – The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in partnership with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) – Region VI successfully launched the Capacity Building on the Development and Use of Localized BaLinkBayan Portal on November 25-26, 2015 at Amigo Terrace Hotel, Iloilo City.

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English version

Focus area

Migration and Decentralized Cooperation

Thematic area

Local Authorities

Date published

2015

Number of pages

2 pages

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Commission on Filipinos Overseas

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Commission on Filipinos Overseas

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Calabarzon hosts regional knowledge exchange on migration and development

On November 9 to 10, 2015, 23 select delegates from Region I representing local government units; regional offices of national government agencies; migrant associations and families; civil society and faith based groups gathered for a two-day knowledge exchange and investment promotion activities in the CALABARZON Region together with representatives from Region VI.

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English version

Focus area

Migration and Decentralized Cooperation

Thematic area

Local Authorities

Date published

2015

Number of pages

7 pages

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Commission on Filipinos Overseas

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Turin communique on localizing the post-2015 development agenda

On 14th - 15th October 2014, the Municipality of Turin and the Government of Italy hosted representatives        of national, regional and local governments, UN agencies, international institutions, civil     society organizations (including            women, youth, and slum dwellers), the private sector, academia, foundations and development partners from more than             30 countries at a “Global dialogue on the Localization of the Post-2015 Agenda” in Turin.

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English

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Global

Date published

2013

Number of pages

3 pages

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UNDP - UN Habitat

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Philippine LGUs, agri-based cooperatives, migrants and NGOs join the Pinoy WISE International Conference in Abu Dhabi

Representatives of the local government units (LGUs) from Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Tarlac and Bohol will join the Pinoy WISE International Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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English version

Focus area

Reinforcing the capacities of migrant communities for development

Thematic area

Diaspora engagement

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Philippines

Date published

2013

Number of pages

3 pages

Place / Publisher

Atikha

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Financial literacy trainings in three provinces under JMDI Calabarzon

The provinces of Laguna, Batangas and Cavite completed a series of training of trainers on financial literacy and values education in September 3-5, September 24-26, and September 31-October 2, 2014 respectively under the JMDI project called SUMMID Calabarzon.

SUMMID Calabarzon – which seeks to strengthen, upscale and mainstream international migration into local development in the Calabarzon region – is part of the global Joint Migration and Development Initiative programme.

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English version

Focus area

Reinforcing the capacities of migrant communities for development

Thematic area

Remittances and financial sector development

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Philippines

Date published

2013

Number of pages

1 page

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Naga City Mayor conquers Stockholm conference

Naga City Mayor John Bongat was invited to speak at the 7th Global Forum on Migration and Development in Stockholm, Sweden on May 12-16, 2014.

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English version

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Local Authorities

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Philippines

Date published

2013

Number of pages

2 pages

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First training for 12 Local Government Units on migration and development under JMDI's Bicol project, Philippines

Attended by 12 local government units in Bicol, the first training on mainstreaming migration and development (M&D) in local planning and investment programming was successfully conducted on September 29th October, 2014 at Sorsogon Paradise Resort, Sorsogon City.

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English

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English version

Thematic area

Migration and national development plans

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Philippines

Date published

2013

Number of pages

2 pages

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