GFMDs 2007-2010

The GFMD 2007
Our Committee’s statement for/at Brussels, 2007
The purpose of the NGO Committee on Migration is to promote and encourage the human rights protection of migrants and their families, in accordance with the United Nations Charter. We act as a forum which raises awareness of migration in a human rights framework, and recommends appropriate policies for migration issues in cooperation with UN bodies and consistent with UN frameworks.

talking points migration mtg

The GFMD 2008
COM Statement on Human Rights for Manilla, 2008
The increased focus on human rights planned for the 2008 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) as compared to GFMD 2007 should be viewed as some indication of progress. However, it is still far from adequate. In particular, the questions posted on the official GFMD website1 intended to frame the debate and discussion at GFMD fail to address the root causes of migration and the inter-relationship between human rights and migration.

10.22.08 NGO Comm Migration GMFD
COM Statement on Human Rts. for Manilla
Press Briefing 11.27.07 migration philippines

The GFMD 2009
COM Statement for Athens, 2009
This statement contains a series of recommendations by the NGO Committee on Migration for the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2009, based on the themes of the roundtables chosen by the Governments organizing the GFMD.  However, in order to be effective representatives of our constituencies and effective partners with States to achieve Migration-Development goals which are a win-win outcome for all stakeholders, we include a series of recommendations that focus on the needs of Civil Society as Forum participants.

Declaración de las Jornadas de la Sociedad Civil, Foro Mundial Sobre Migración y Desarollo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 8 y 9 de Noviembre 2009. Más de 400 delegados y observadores de 80 países, representando a migrantes y una amplia gama de actores de la sociedad civil, organizaciones internacionales y 33 gobiernos se reunieron durante las Jornadas de la Sociedad Civil del Foro Mundial sobre Migración y Desarrollo para discutir el tema de la reunión de este año “Alianzas para el Desarrollo: Prosperidad Compartida – Responsabilidad Compartida.”

COM Statement for Athens 2009

The GFMD 2010
GFMD Partnership Statement for Mexico, 2010
The NGO Committee on Migration welcomes the theme of partnership proposed by Mexico for the Fourth GFMD Meeting. In our experience as NGOs, partnership around migration issues promotes full realization of the need for people-centered development. We strongly agree that partnerships “can maximize the developmental benefits of migration for all” (GFMD Theme Concept Paper prepared by Mexico). Above all, they can both promote the human development aspect of migration and protect the rights of migrants, as provided by the International Convention on the Protection of the Human Rights of All Migrant Workers and their Families.  see: 5thUNITAR.

Statement of the Civil Society Days, Global Forum on Migration and Development, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 8-9 November, 2010. More than 400 delegates and observers from 80 countries, representing migrants and a wide range of other civil society actors, international organizations and 33 governments, met during the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Puerto Vallarta to consider the theme of this year’s meeting–“Partnerships for Migration and Human Development: Shared Prosperity, Shared Responsibility.”

Voice at the Global Forum on Migration & Development (GMFD), Presentation by the NGO Committee on Migration GFMD Task Force, Oct. 6, 2010.

People’s Global Action on Migration, Development, and Human Rights (PGA), Presentation by the NGO Committee on Migration GFMD Task Force, Nov. 2-5, 2010.

Mainstreaming Migration into Development Planning – A handbook for policy-makers and practitioners, Global Migration Group, Sep. 2010

For readers with a background in migration and development issues and some familiarity with mainstreaming, the handbook may reinforce the fundamentally human nature of migration, and help conduct a mainstreaming process that brings these implications to the fore.

World Migration Report 2010, The Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change,IOM International Organization for Migration, 2010.

Over the next few decades, international migration is likely to transform in scale, reach and complexity, due to growing demographic disparities, the effects of environmental change, new global political and economic dynamics, technological revolutions and social networks

COM position paper
COM summary of Mexico PM visits
Declaración de las Jornadas de la Sociedad Civil
GFMD Partnership Statement for Mexico
Letter from John Bingham – CSD Steering Committee
Statement Civil Society Days[1] ENG
MX COM report 2010 ppt ICO
GFMD PPT Oct 6 v