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Launch of an JMDI/IOM White Paper on Mainstreaming migration into local development planning and beyond

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Oct 27, 2015

JMDI Focus area

Migration and Local Economic Development

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Global
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On the 26thOctober, 2015, within the framework of the IOM Conference on Migrants and Cities, the JMDI, jointly with IOM, launched the “White Paper on Mainstreaming Migration into Local Development Planning and Beyond” at a side event held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Building upon the increasing recognition of the positive contribution of migrants towards inclusive growth and sustainable development in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this study is the result of the JMDI and the IOM joint efforts to provide a thorough analysis of what has been done thus far in terms of mainstreaming migration at the local level to paint a global picture of working processes, lessons learnt and policy recommendations for future mainstreaming exercises.

The JMDI at the 3rd World Forum of Local Economic Development (LED)

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Oct 26, 2015

JMDI Focus area

Migration and Local Economic Development

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Global
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The 3rd World Forum of Local Economic Development (LED) took take place in Turin (Italy) from 13 to 16 October 2015, gathering more than 2,000 participants from 130 countries, including the General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon, several ministers and over 60 mayors worldwide. Among the various panels of the LED Forum, the JMDI was invited for the second time, to participate in the two sessions dedicated to the theme of migration.

The 3rd World Forum of Local Economic Development (LED) took place in Turin (Italy) from 13 to 16 October 2015, gathering more than 2,000 participants from 130 countries, including the General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon, several ministers and over 60 mayors worldwide. 

During these three days, national, regional and local governments, associations, entrepreneurs, academics, researchers and members of civil society were able to discuss how to achieve more inclusive, innovative, equitable and environmentally sustainable development.

L’ICMD au Forum Mondial sur la Migration et le Développement (GFMD)

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Oct 22, 2015

JMDI Focus area

Migration and Local Economic Development
Migration and Local Governance

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Global
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Près de 600 représentants de 150 pays et 30 organisations internationales, dont l’ICMD, se sont réunis pour la 8ème édition du Forum Mondial sur la Migration et le Développement et la Réunion au Sommet à Istanbul, en Turquie. Le GFMD 2015 a marqué la septième participation et le soutien actif de l’ICMD à l’évènement, principalement avec l’organisation d’un évènement parallèle intitulé « Explorer le rôle clé des autorités locales dans la promotion de l’agenda international de la migration et du développement ».

Près de 600 représentants de 150 pays et 30 organisations internationales se sont réunis du 12 au 16 octobre 2015 à Istanbul pour la 8ème édition du Forum Mondial sur la Migration et le Développement (GFMD) et la Réunion au Sommet qui s’est tenue sous la Présidence de la Turquie.

JMDI participates in radio piece on migrants, refugees and Europe

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Oct 22, 2015

JMDI Focus area

Migration and Integration

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Global
English
JMDI programme manager, Cecile Riallant, invited to speak on the radio FranceBleu on the topic of migrants and refugees and how Europe should manage the current flows.

 

JMDI programme manager, Cecile Riallant, was invited to speak on the radio programme FranceBleu on the topic of migrants and refugees and how Europe should manage the current flows on 5th October, 2015. The JMDI was joined also by Pascal Blanchard, historian and specialist in the history of migration and media attachee Eva Moncure from FRONTEX.

Inauguración de invernadero de Grupo Asociativo La Joya

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Oct 19, 2015

JMDI Focus area

Migrant Capacities

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El Salvador
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La Agencia de Desarrollo Económico Local de Morazán realizó el evento de inauguración del invernadero del Grupo Asociativo La Joya, el día jueves 14 de octubre de 2015 en Caserío Joya de Matazano, Cantón Cimientos, municipio de Yamabal, departamento de Morazán.

El acto de inauguración estuvo presidido por la Sra. Jocellyn Ramírez, Punto Focal de la Iniciativa Conjunta para la Migración y el Desarrollo, por el PNUD El Salvador; el Sr. Rémy Llinarès, Agregado en Asuntos de Cooperación de la Unión Europea en El Salvador; por el Sr. Adonay Gómez, Alcalde Municipal de Yamabal; por el Sr. Oscar Chicas, Presidente de ADEL Morazán y por el Sr. Gerson Ruiz Hernández, Socio del Grupo Asociativo La Joya.

Bangon Western Visayas under the Migration and Development Initiative in Western Visayas

Oct 15, 2015

JMDI Focus area

Migration and Local Economic Development

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Philippines
On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, the Philippine government stated that it has successfully fortified the “physical and psychosocial infrastructure of the country for disaster risk reduction and management. Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said the Aquino administration has “inculcated a disaster resilience mind-set at the community level” to reduce the impact of catastrophes.
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“Citizens and local leaders have stepped up and assumed responsibility for securing lives and property,” Coloma, also head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, told the Inquirer, the biggest national daily newspaper in the country.[1]

UNDP Magdy Martínez-Solimán on the Danish radio to gives his insights on the refugee crisis

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Oct 07, 2015

JMDI Focus area

Migrant Rights
Migration and Integration

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Global
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Magdy Martinez Soliman was interviewed about the refugee situation in Europe. Soliman explains that it is possible to solve the current refugee situation. According to Soliman, it is necessary to remember that refugees are people, who are fleeing from situations with conflict, insecurity, bad governance and no future prospects, i.e. it is understandable that refugees are going to Europe. However, the situation needs to be managed, so the European societies can cope with the new situation.

 

Gobierno Provincial de Pichincha (Ecuador) abre la segunda convocatoria de capitales semilla para personas en movilidad humana

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Oct 07, 2015

JMDI Focus area

Migrant Capacities
Migration and Integration

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Ecuador
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El proyecto “Acogida, desarrollo y fortalecimiento sostenible para la inserción social, productiva y cultural de las personas en situación de movilidad humana”, implementado por la Unidad de Movilidad Humana del Gobierno Autónomo Descentralizado de la Provincia de Pichincha (Ecuador), con apoyo de la Iniciativa Conjunta sobre Migración y Desarrollo, lanza la segunda edición de capital semilla concursable (entregado en insumos y equipamiento) para impulsar emprendimientos productivos entre personas en situación de movilidad humana en la provincia.

 

UN Secretary-General ban Ki-Moon calls on European leaders to ensure more humane reception of refugees

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Sep 25, 2015

JMDI Focus area

Migrant Rights

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Global
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In a statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, UN Secretary-General ban Ki-Moon calls on European has welcomed the decision of the European Council to inject more funds in the UN humanitarian response to the refugee crisis and has called on European leaders to ensure more humane reception of refugees.

 

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General

on the Recent European Union measures to address situation of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe

European Commission welcomes new 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Sep 25, 2015

JMDI Focus area

Promoting the involvement of women, refugees, asylum seekers in migrant/diaspora organizations for development

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Global
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The European Commission welcomes the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to be adopted today by the United Nations and which sets out a global framework to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030, building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000. The Commission has been contributing to the process from the start and is committed to take the agenda forward.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to be adopted today by the United Nations sets out a global framework to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030, building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000.

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