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Post date: Aug 14, 2012
Le 12 aout on a célébré la journée internationale de la jeunesse. C’est vrai, avec beaucoup de dates officielles pour presque chaque chose (de celles sérieuses comme le premier mai ou la journée des femmes, au moins substantiel mois de la glace) il certes difficile de s’en rappeler. De plus, il...
Post date: Aug 13, 2012
The 12th of August was International Youth Day. Of course, with so many official dates for almost everything (from the very serious 1st May or Women’s day, to the less relevant Ice Cream Month), it is certainly difficult to remember all of them. In addition, a lot of people were probably very busy...
Post date: Dec 18, 2009
  The feminization of migration is not a recent phenomenon, but has been presenting new and challenging features. Historically, women always migrated for marriage or family reunification. However, over the last few decades we have witnessed an increase in women who migrate for different purposes....
Post date: Nov 06, 2009
Cont. from "Migrants as civic ambassadors of their countries" Roundtable 1.2 Engaging diasporas and migrants in development policies and programs, their roles and their constraints. I attended this session as I was personally keen to learn from civil society players as to how this process was...
Post date: Nov 04, 2009
The second day of the GFMD Civil Society Days began with a thought-provoking presentation by Dr. Demetrios Papademetriou, President of the Migration Policy Institute. He stressed many issues that warranted serious pondering for future migration and development programs as far as civil society...
Post date: Nov 04, 2009
I mentioned the fact that participants at the Civil Society Days would like discussions around M&D to go beyond the 'usual suspects' - remittances, circular migration, the brain drain - which are mentioned in the policy documents and in fora such as the GFMD. A lot of the frustration here in...
Post date: Nov 03, 2009
Delegates are looking a lot more tired today after a long day yesterday and a night of sight-seeing, but animated discussions are still underway in the meeting rooms and as small groups gather over coffee with the stunning backdrop of the stormy Mediterranean behind them. Andrew, the winner of our...
Post date: Nov 03, 2009
Opening ceremony speeches The opening ceremony was graced by His Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic, Dr. Karolos Papoulias along with a few Ministers from the government. There were about 250 delegates attending the ceremony at the Westin Hotel. Mr. Anthony Papadimitriou, President...
Post date: Nov 02, 2009
The Westin Hotel on a mountainous beach front region in Vouliagmeni in Athens is a hive of activity as delegates trickle in and are queuing to register for the official opening of the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development here. It is expected that there will be...

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