DATE: 13-Dec-2020

This page provides an overview of the Chair’s vision for the 13th GFMD Summit, to be held online from 18 – 26 January 2021. Given that an online-only GFMD Summit has never been held before, Member States, Mechanisms and GFMD Observers will have a significant number of questions a...

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UAE takes over presidency of global migration summit

DATE: 25-Jan-2020

Quito: A major global summit on migration will be coming to Dubai in January 2021, after the UAE formally took over the presidency of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) from Ecuador on Thursday. The handover, which took place during a formal ceremony in Quito, marked the start o...

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UAE chairs 3rd regional consultative meeting of Global Forum on Migration and Development

DATE: 16-Jun-2020

DUBAI, 16th June, 2020 (WAM) -- The UAE chaired the third regional consultative meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which was held remotely yesterday and attended by more than 35 countries.

The meeting is part of a series of regional meetings chaired by the UAE, which ...

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Woes of return

DATE: 13-Nov-2020

Wage Theft: An Introduction

Wage theft is an umbrella term for a variety of violations and unlawful practice by employers where they refuse to give rightful salary to their employees for the work they have performed. This can include non-payment of minimum wages at the leas...

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Kerala GCM consultation September 23rd and 24th, 2019 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

DATE: 17-Sep-2019

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) was adopted in Marakkesh, Morocco in December 2018 by United Nations (UN) member countries.  Even though it is a non-binding agreement, it is an intergovernmentally negotiated instrument covering all aspects of intern...

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WIEGO at the International Labour Conference - Geneva, Switzerland

DATE: 08-Jun-2019

108th Session of the International Labour Conference:  Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

This year, the International Labour Conference (ILC) will discuss a historic instrument on Endin...

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Migrant Workers Day Celebration, London, UK

DATE: 16-Jun-2019

Please join the Voice of Domestic Workers Celebration of International Migrant Workers Day on the 16th June. 

Everyday, we should celebrate the valuable economic contributions of migrant workers to publi...

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Adoption of the Global Compact on Migration in Marrakesh, Morocco

DATE: 10-Dec-2018

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is expected to be the first, intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner. It presents a significant...

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2018 Global Forum on Migration and Development: Civil Society Days

DATE: 03-Dec-2018

Germany and Morocco are co-chairing the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2018.

During this two-year period, the GMFD Co-Chair's focus is on the Forum's contribution to the United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration (G...

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PBD & ASEAN meet to bring to fore links with South East Asia

DATE: 25-Jan-2017

India's mega diaspora show, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, will be held in Singapore this year, with the city state all set to host a congregation of Indian diaspora in Southeast Asia on January 6-7, ahead of the Indo-ASEAN Commemorative Summit in Delhi on January 25. The summit meet led by external a...

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