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Civil Society at the Second Informal Interactive Multi-Stakeholder Hearing

As part of the preparatory process for the Global Compact for Migration, the second Informal Interactive Multi-Stakeholder Hearing took place on 11 October 2017 at the Palais des Nations and was attended by a number of civil society representatives. 

Tags: Europe , Global governance of migration and development, Global Coordinating Office, Global, UN High-Level Summit

European civil society convenes on GCM – MADE co-organizer

In order to foster representation of civil society working at local and national levels in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) process, IOM has facilitated the organization of seven regional civil society consultations (RCSCs) hosted by civil society from August to October 2017. MADE Partners Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) and MADE Africa were organizing the RCSC for Asia and Africa, respectively.

Tags: Europe , Global governance of migration and development, Global Coordinating Office, Global, UN High-Level Summit

ICMC statement at the 1st Thematic Discussion on the Global Compact for Refugees

Mantalin Kyrou, Policy Associate at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) delivered a statement on 10 July during the 1st Thematic Discussion on the Global Compact for Refugees. The statement, entitled “Back to the future: Responsibilities we Share, Solutions we Know” welcomed the idea of multiple solutions, with multiple actors to build a Compact worthy of agreement and implementation. Echoing the words of ICMC’s former President Peter Sutherland who urged all to go “back to the future”, it remembered previous humanitarian solutions that made a sizeable impact on the lives of thousands of refugees; including the orderly departure programmes which "offered life-lines" to Vietnamese boat people.

Tags: Global governance of migration and development

Press Release GFMD Civil Society Days 2017: Walls come down!

“Walls come down!” Nearly three hundred civil society organizations from around the world gathered in Berlin demanding ‘Safe, Orderly, Regular Migration Now: Mechanics of a Compact Worth Agreeing to’.

Tags: Global Coordinating Office, GFMD

Tatendrang at the Global Forum for Migration and Development

Wies Maas, Civil Society Chair of the 10th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), delivered an urgent message and plea for action from civil society and governments alike at the opening of the GFMD Government Days. 

Tags: GFMD, Global

Poetry and policy - Interview with Wies Maas, 2017 GFMD Civil Society Chair

Wies Maas is Chair of this year's GFMD Civil Society Days, alongside Co-Chair Berenice Valdez Rivera. We caught up with Wies in the week before the GFMD, to find out what is most important to our 2017 GFMD Civil Society Chair during this extraordinary year in the area of migration and development. 
 

Tags: GFMD

Just published: Report on trafficking of migrant workers in Togo

The Togo-based civil society organisation, ‘Visions Solidaires’ has recently published their report: "Situational Analysis - Smuggling of Togolese migrant workers and people trafficking in the Middle East and Central Africa". By providing an important contribution to present evidence of the exploitation and vulnerability of African migrant workers moving in a South-South and trans-regional context, it also connects its detailed findings to the substantive work undertaken by the Migration and Development (MADE) Civil Society Network, and more specifically to its Open Working Group on Labour Migration and Recruitment. MADE, guided by the 5 year 8 point Plan of Action, has advocated for ethical recruitment standards and safe labour migration on a global and inter-regional level to protect and empower migrant workers at every stage of the labour cycle.

Tags: Africa, Labour migration and recruitment, Protection of migrants on the move and in transit, MADE Rabat

Civil society speaks up for human rights in the Global Compact on Migration

On 8 and 9 May, the first Thematic consultation for the Global Compact on Migration took place at the United Nations Palais in Geneva, focusing on “Human Rights of all Migrants, social inclusion, cohesion, and all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance”.

Tags: Global governance of migration and development, Global Coordinating Office, UN High-Level Summit

New Movement Report and Scorecards

In 2016, the MADE civil society network published the first edition of the Movement Report, providing an assessment of progress on civil society’s 5-year 8-point Plan of Action in its first two years, i.e. from the 2013 UN High Level Dialogue through September 2015. Building on the input of civil society actors, MADE has now published a second edition of the Movement Report, providing a commentary on further progress through the Plan’s third year, from October 2015 through December 2016.

Tags: Diaspora and Migrants in Development, Global governance of migration and development, Labour migration and recruitment, Global Coordinating Office, Global

Observation Mission to Agadez, Niger

From 20 to 30 October 2016, MADE Africa coordinator Caritas Senegal organized a joint observation mission to one of the migrant centers run by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Agadez, Niger. Working in partnership with other organizations, the mission’s aim was to monitor the implementation of one of the post-Valetta projects funded by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) and more specifically to observe to what extent the rights of migrants and their freedom of movement are respected in accordance with the Protocols of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Tags: Africa, Diaspora and Migrants in Development, Protection of migrants on the move and in transit

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