MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORK- MADE

Connecting civil society worldwide to promote policies for the well-being and protection of all migrants and communities

 

NEWS AND UPDATES

A Dialogue on the Global Migration Compact unter the 9th GFMD Chairmanship

Civil society was invited to a dialogue on the Global Migration Compact on 14 November, held by the 2016 GFMD Chair, Bangladesh. During the event, Eva Sandis of the NGO Committee on Migration mentioned three key points that civil society call to be included in this Compact.

Vacancy: Programme Manager West Africa

From early 2017 ICMC Europe, together with three partners AFFORD (Great Britain), FORIM (France) and Center for Migration Studies (Ghana), will start a 3 year EU funded programme ‘Migration and Development Partnerships for rights-based migration and mobility governance in, from and to West Africa’ to be implemented in coordination with the global MADE programme.

Call for consultants

The Migration and Development Civil Society Network is recruiting a dedicated and experienced consultant for an external final evaluation of its projects.

"Friends of Migration" meeting organized by GFMD 2016 Chair

On 21 October 2016, an event focusing on the process to develop a Global Compact on Migration was organized by the government of Bangladesh. Bangladesh and other governments expressed their determination to form and meet as a Geneva branch of the government “Friends of Migration” group that had been launched by Bangladesh, Benin, Mexico and Sweden in New York ahead of the 19 September UNGA High-level Summit for Refugees and Migrants. Speakers were Bangladesh, Mexico, Sweden, Francois Fouinat, representing the UN Special representative for International Migration Peter Sutherland, and representatives of the International Labour Organization, IOM, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the office of the High Commissioner for Refugees.

Linking two global processes: GFMD Civil Society Days and the process to develop a Global Compact on Migration

With this GFMD taking place just three months after the UNGA Summit, discussion in the Civil Society Days and Common Space will connect directly to the Summit’s New York Declaration, very much including the process to develop a Global Compact on Migration.