7th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)

Date: 
12 May, 2014 to 16 May, 2014
Time: 
09.00 - 17.00
Location: 
Stockholm, Sweden
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The GFMD Civil Society Days will take place on 12th-13th May 2014 at the Brewery Conference Centre, Stockholm. A shared session with governments, known as the Common Space, will be held in the same venue on the 14th of May. The GFMD Government Days will take place at the same location on 15th - 16th of May.

The GFMD is an informal, government-led process bringing together representatives of States in an on-going dialogue to enhance the impact of migration and development. A separate Civil Society Days is being organised as the forum for civil society participants. At the same time, there is also the alternative people-led process known as the “Peoples Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights” (PGA) bringing together communities, workers and civil society for dialogue and exchange. The PGA dates are planned on the 9th - 11th May 2014 in Stockholm.

PSI, together with the other Global Union Federations (GUFs), such as ITUC, BWI and EI coordinate the involvement of the trade union delegation to these events. Our aim is to promote the gender and rights-based approach to migration and development and to defend access to quality public services for all. In this year’s GFMD, the GUFs are working with the Swedish trade union movement in planning the trade union activities. We will provide you more information as plans are being confirmed.

Application to participate in the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development has now started. For more information and to download the application form, please consult the GFMD Civil Society Days website at http://gfmdcivilsociety.org/gfmd-civil-society-days-2014/.

Please note that PSI does not provide financial sponsorship to participate in this event. Request for sponsorship should be directed to the GFMD Civil Society Days Secretariat by indicating this in your application form.

The deadline for registration is 19th February 2014.

 

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