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Post date: Jun 20, 2013
Today, we are joining UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in marking the International Refugee Day. As this official celebration is highlighting the international efforts made to improve the livelihoods of displaced persons escaping conflicts, the crisis in Syria and the latest reports from UNHCR point to...
Post date: Mar 08, 2013
  Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, and as we will listen to the song UN WOMEN has dedicated to women worldwide and to everyone who wants join the drive for women's rights and gender equality, I would like us to pay special tribute to the many courageous female migrants who have...
Post date: Feb 27, 2013
Over-qualified immigrants in Europe, as well as in many other destination countries around the world, is a phenomenon that needs to be addressed by policy-makers. Evidence suggests that a high number of immigrants bring with them specialized know-how and technical expertise into the host societies...
Post date: Dec 11, 2012
To mark International Human Rights day, 10th December, this blog is a reflection on the importance of migrants’ rights in the human rights and development agenda. Since the creation of the Universal Declaration on Human rights in 1948, the international human rights protection system has come a...
Post date: Dec 07, 2012
Le monde n’a jamais été aussi peuplé et comme avec beaucoup d’autres choses, de l’économie aux produits alimentaires, à l’eau, il ne s’agit pas d’une question simple. Cela est aussi le cas quand il s’agit de la population mondiale et, comme toujours, il me semble que les pays en voie de...
Post date: Dec 07, 2012
The world has never been so populated, yet as with most things, equal distribution of any kind, economic or food or water, is never a simple matter and this is also the case when it comes to the world’s population and as always, its seems to me like developing countries are getting the short end of...
Post date: Oct 25, 2012
Yesterday was International United Nations Day (24th of October) and we thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to reflect on what the UN and other agencies and actors have been doing in migration and M4D, what we have covered so far and what lies ahead for the M4D future. UN: an idea born...
Post date: Sep 20, 2012
“Few areas of public policy are subject to greater misrepresentation in public and political discourse, yet more influenced by public opinion, than international migration”(World Migration Report 2011) How true. So how many of us have had those alarming conversations with other people over how...
Post date: Aug 19, 2012
We are all now very familiar with the thinking behind migration for development and whether you’re pro or not, it’s a hot topic that is now high on both international and local development agendas, but on World Humanitarian Day, I think it’s high time we addressed what else diasporas can do. In...

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