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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:44

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The JMDI Launches the new e-learning course  “My JMDI e-Toolbox on Migration and Local Development”!

 


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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 15:17
In this report, the former UN Special Representative on Migration, Peter Sutherland, acknowledges the important role of cities and local and regional authorities in managing migration. As a recommendation moving forward, Sutherland calls on the empowerment of cities and local government to ensure that best practices are shared, while referring to the Mayoral Forum as a good practice to be supported. Moreover, Sutherland calls on other support structures, such as the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), to include and elevate the voices of local government officials in national and global discussions on migration.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 14:26
In light of the upcoming Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, the special accreditation process for multi-stakeholder participation in the preparatory process has begun. This preparatory process will include a series of thematic sessions from April - November 2017, and multi-stakeholder hearings from April 2017 - June 2018. More information on this process will become available after the adaptation of the resolution on arrangements by the UN General Assembly.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:44
The JMDI is proud to present the newly launched “My JMDI e-Toolbox on Migration and Local Development”. This e-learning course is a free, flexible and comprehensive e-course for stakeholders working on migration and development at the local level (local and national authorities, civil society, migrants’ associations, academia, international organizations, etc.) on how to better manage migration for enhanced local development through the inclusion and empowerment of migrants and diaspora in development planning and policy-making.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 17:52
This policy brief (link is external) was written in the framework of the Second Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development. It highlights the importance of connecting the impact of migration in local development with the integration of migrants in cities and the importance of framing integration as a stepping stone to realising the development potential of migration.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 17:10
Application Deadline : 18-Nov-16 Type of Contract : Internship Duty Station : Brussels, BELGIUM Languages Required : English, French, Spanish Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Dec-2016 Duration of Initial Contract : 6 Months Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 Months
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 17:17
El Tercer Foro Mundial de Alcaldes sobre Movilidad Humana, Migración y Desarrollo tiene lugar del 29 al 30 de septiembre de 2016, acogido por la ciudad de Quezón y apoyado por la ICMD, UNITAR, OIM, KNOMAD y COSUDE
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 15:15
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS IZUMI NAKAMITSU OF JAPAN AS SPECIAL ADVISER, AD INTERIM, ON FOLLOW-UP TO THE SUMMIT ON ADDRESSING LARGE MOVEMENTS OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 14:27
Third Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development takes place 29-30th September, 2016 hosted by Quezon City and supported by the JMDI, UNITAR, IOM, KNOMAD and SDC
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:55
UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative, Global Civil Society Consultation on Migration and Local Development: A Synthesis Report in the context of the 3rd Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development, (2016)

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