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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 17:37

Upon the adoption of the New York Declaration in September 2016, the UN General Assembly initiated the process of developing a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, also commonly referred to as the Global Compact on Migration (GCM).


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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 17:37
The side event "Unlocking the Power Of Diaspora: New Partnerships For Development" which took place on June 24, 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York was organised by the Governments of Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco and Serbia, co-hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and financially supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. This side event took place in conjunction with thematic session four, in build up to the GCM.
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:38
It is our pleasure to announce that the fourth edition of the Mayoral Forum (MF) on Human Mobility, Migration, and Development successfully took place on 26-27 of June in Berlin, Germany.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 11:04
JMDI participated actively in these 11th European Development Days (EDD) which took place in Brussels from 7th to 8th June. Jointly with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European External Action Service (EEAS), JMDI hosted on June 8th at 15.15, a Lab session entitled: “The role of cities in implementing the migration-related targets of the SDGs”.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:41
PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival on Migration, Celebrating Diversity and PLURAL+ Social Inclusion – Special Award for a video addressing the PLURAL+ Prevention of Xenophobia
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:37
The Migration Policy Institute will hold a discussion the 24th of May with the aim to find sustainable solutions for protection of the displaced.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:09
Looking back through his nearly forty-year career, Dr. Omar Lattouf vividly recounts his experiences as a heart surgeon layered in personal and professional stories in this new book. From his education and residency training through later years as an independent surgeon, Dr. Lattouf dedicated himself to providing care to patients suffering from numerous cardiac aliments.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:46
Modalities for the intergovernmental negotiations of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 16:35
Call for Proposals 2017 launched
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 16:29
For the first time, the International Metropolis Conference in collaboration with the City of The Hague and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the University of Amsterdam will offer a special program for PhD students
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 15:17
In this report, the former UN Special Representative on Migration, Peter Sutherland, acknowledges the important role of cities and local and regional authorities in managing migration. As a recommendation moving forward, Sutherland calls on the empowerment of cities and local government to ensure that best practices are shared, while referring to the Mayoral Forum as a good practice to be supported. Moreover, Sutherland calls on other support structures, such as the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), to include and elevate the voices of local government officials in national and global discussions on migration.

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