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Migration: Partnerships as the Key to Alleviating the Ravages of COVID-19

Migration: Partnerships as the Key to Alleviating the Ravages of COVID-19

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has halted most international travel, the Global Forum on Migration and Development is more important...
Statement

Migration: Partnerships as the Key to Alleviating the Ravages of COVID-19

July 30, 2020

Issued by the Global Forum on Migration and Development Civil Society Mechanism during the 22 July 2020 Friends of the Forum meeting. The statement urges national and local governments and businesses to create partnerships to address issues affecting migrants, many of whom are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Investment of Civil Society in the Global Forum on Migration and Development

The Investment of Civil Society in the Global Forum on Migration and Development

With the conclusion of Global Forum on Migration and Development’s Quito Summit, ICMC Director of Policy Stéphane Jaquemet examines what...
Political Discussions Must Uphold the Human Rights of All 1

Political Discussions Must Uphold the Human Rights of All

Fr. Fabio Baggio, Co-Undersecretary of the Vatican’s Migrants and Refugees Section, is attending the Global Forum on Migration and Development...
How to Better Serve Migrants and Implement International Commitments? Civil Society Leaders Will Discuss Solutions in Ecuador 1

How to Better Serve Migrants and Implement International Commitments? Civil Society Leaders Will Discuss Solutions in Ecuador

Civil society leaders from all over the world will gather in Quito, Ecuador, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of...
Civil Society Prepares to Advocate for Migrants Rights at Global Forum in Quito 1

Civil Society Prepares to Advocate for Migrants Rights at Global Forum in Quito

Ahead of the Global Forum on Migration and Development summit taking place in Quito, Ecuador in November, ICMC Director of...
For Better Policies and Practices to Improve Migrants’ Lives 1

For Better Policies and Practices to Improve Migrants’ Lives

Governments, the private sector and civil society must work together continuously to develop and implement policies and practices that improve...
Statement

Civil Society Statement at GFMD Friends of the Forum May 2019

May 29, 2019

Delivered by ICMC Director of Policy Stéphane Jaquemet on 29 May 2019 at the Friends of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Geneva. The statement stresses the need for a diverse civil society participation at the GFMD in Quito, Ecuador. To that end, it highlights the importance of including grassroots advocacy organizations, migrant-led organizations, and women-led organizations coming from low-income countries.
“Let’s Work Together,” Civil Society Tells Governments

“Let’s Work Together,” Civil Society Tells Governments

“Our underlying message is straightforward and simple: let’s work together!” said Stéphane Jaquemet, Director of Policy at the International Catholic...
Statement

Civil Society Statement at the Friends of the Forum February 2019

February 21, 2019

Delivered by ICMC Director of Policy Stéphane Jaquemet on 21 February 2019 at the Friends of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Geneva. The joint statement highlights issues that civil society hopes to see prioritized in the upcoming GFMD, such as bridging the gap between regular and irregular migrants, and improving access to essential services for vulnerable migrants, regardless of their status.
Civil Society Ready Partner to Make Global Compact for Migration a Reality

Civil Society Ready Partner to Make Global Compact for Migration a Reality

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and other civil society actors have underlined their commitment to work with UN Member...
Building on the Momentum of the Global Compact on Migration

Building on the Momentum of the Global Compact on Migration

The Global Compact on Migration should become the foundation of a concerted strategy among governments, civil society and the private...
Statement

Civil Society Statement at the Friends of the Forum September 2018

September 3, 2018

Presented by ICMC Director of Policy Stephane Jaquemet on 3 September 2018 at a meeting of the Friends of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Geneva. The document, elaborated by organizations participating in the GFMD, stresses the importance of engaging civil society in discussions and implementation of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Taking Stock of the GFMD 2017: Key Civil Society Recommendations and Follow-Up

Taking Stock of the GFMD 2017: Key Civil Society Recommendations and Follow-Up

Following a “Walls come down!” rally at the famous Brandenburg Gate, where the Berlin wall was torn down after almost...

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