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Critiquing the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and Organizing Migrants

August 2012 Voices from the South E-Newsletter


In 2012, the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) released a comprehensive research study mapping the reflections and experiences of stakeholders in the migrant sector and the impact of the GFMD.  In this month's "Voices from the South," Ramon Bultron, Managing Director of APMM, discusses the main findings of their report: "Relevance, Nexus, and Prospects: An Impact Study of the GFMD and Its Migration Paradigm".   The newsletter can be found below.


Launched in 2006, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is an UN initiative which seeks to provide a venue for "dialogue and partnerships" among governments and other stakeholders in order to develop policy which "maximizes migration's development benefits while minimizing its negative impacts."  From its first meeting, however, the GFMD has been subject to intense criticism by civil-soceity organizations which have pereceived it as a tool for promoting labor-export, and a platform for promoting neoliberal, ideological models of "development" where the structural causes of poverty, unemployment, underemployment, and forced migration are left unadressed. 

In this month's "Voices from the South," Ramon Bultron, Managing Director of APMM, discusses the main findings of their report: "Relevance, Nexus, and Prospects: An Impact Study of the GFMD and Its Migration Paradigm". 

Click HERE to download August 2012's "Voices from the South," the e-newsletter of the Karibu Foundation (PDF, 367 KB).



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Posted by Karibu Foundation - Last updated 30.08.2012