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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DIARY NOTE 29 March 2016

DATE: 31-Mar-2016

On 31 March 2016, Amnesty International will launch a new report exposing the exploitation of migrant workers on World Cup sites in Qatar. Based on interviews with more than 200 migrant workers, mostly from Bangladesh, India and Nepal, the report will for the first time document conditions for pe...

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GFMD meeting in Dhaka this year

DATE: 17-Mar-2016

Bangladesh will host the 9th meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) this year. The date of the event is yet to be announced. The 8th GFMD meeting was held in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2015. Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque and Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Empl...

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Govt urged to include grassroots level migrants’ voice in GFMD 2016

DATE: 17-Mar-2016

To facilitate the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) which Bangladesh will host for the first time in December this year, a national civil society forum comprising 43 organisations was formed yesterday. The forum titled Bangladesh Civil Society Coordination Committee (BCSCC) called ...

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Sushma Swaraj Meets Nepal Prime Minister Ahead Of SAARC Summit

DATE: 17-Mar-2016

Sushma Swaraj Meets Nepal Prime Minister Ahead Of SAARC Summit All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: March 17, 2016 13:21 IST by Taboola Sponsored Links Sponsored The MBA Banker Who Survived A Serious Accident (BigDecisions Quiz) Salary Credited! Take the Wise Step Now, Start a SIP (My...

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Top 10 Migration Issues of 2015

DATE: 28-Jan-2016

The year 2015 was punctuated by a series of migration crises, from the unrelenting flows of asylum seekers and migrants to Europe’s shores and displacement from new and ongoing conflicts in places such as Yemen and Ukraine, to the Nepal earthquake. In this edition of the Migration Information Sour...

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Focusing on Protection: Previewing Upcoming High-Level Fora on Migration

DATE: 27-Jan-2016

Speakers: Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Senior Fellow, MPI, and former Deputy UN High Commissioner for Refugees Moderator: Kathleen Newland, Senior Fellow and Co-Founder, MPI With global displace...

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OurHands campaign

DATE: 31-Dec-2015

Migrant Forum in Asia and Christian Aid, along with our many campaign supporters from around the world, are excited to celebrate May Day with the soft launch of a new social media campaign - #OurHands. This campaign will engage domestic workers around the world in learning about and advocating for t...

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20 years of the MWC: Celebration and Challenge

DATE: 31-Dec-2015

A global campaign to challenge countries to protect the human rights of migrants in the face of continued abuse and disrespect was launched to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migra...

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Date Confirmed for the 3rd Lawyers Beyond Borders Conference

DATE: 14-Nov-2015

The 3rd Conference of the Lawyers Beyond Borders (LBB) Network is scheduled on 14-15 November 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. This year’s meeting will focus on the following key objectives: Review progress on the action plan from...

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International Migrants Day

DATE: 18-Dec-2015

On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All M...

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