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PSI at the United Nations High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD)

The United Nations General Assembly will hold a High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (UN HLD) on 3-4 October 2013 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The objective of this UN HLD is to “identify concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important links to development, while reducing its negative implications” (UN General Assembly Resolution A/C.2/67/L.15/Rev.1, 12 December 2012).

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05 October 2013
Global Unions

Open Letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon concerning Trade Union and Civil Society Inclusion at the High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development New York, October 3-4, 2013

Tragedy of Lampedusa underscores PSI migration demands

04 October 2013
Refugees on a boad

Public Services International delegates at United Nations High Level Dialogue meetings in New York are marking the “Day of Mourning” for the African migrants who’ve drowned or are still missing, after a boat capsized off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa on 03 October 2013. A day of national mourning is being observed across Italy today (04 October).

At least 114 men, women and children have died and at least 200 more are still unaccounted for following this accident. None were wearing lifejackets. Migrants who arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 11 kilometres from Tunisia, are processed in centres, screened for asylum and often sent back home.

People, power, communities

03 October 2013
PSI Migration Activists marched with hundreds of trade unions and civil society activists across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge

People, Power, Communities: PSI migration activists marched with hundreds of trade unions and civil society activists across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, forging solidarity between labour and communities in defence of migrants’ rights.

PGA 2013 kicks off in New York

01 October 2013
2013 People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights

Hundreds of migrants rights advocates, trade unionists and activists gathered on 30 September for the opening program of the 2013 People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (PGA) at the Church Center of the United Nations (UN), 777 UN Plaza (E. 44th St. and 1st Avenue), New York City.

Quality Public Services for Decent Work can make migration an option, not the only choice

27 September 2013
PSI logo and banner for the HLD

Public Services International (PSI), the global trade union federation representing 20 million working women and men who deliver vital public services in 150 countries, reiterates the call of the global trade union movement that the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development must deliver on the rights-based approach to migration and development. This statement aligns with the Global Unions statement submitted to the UN High Level Dialogue.

PSI at the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development and the Peoples Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights

26 September 2013
Quality Public Services for Decent work... can make migration an option, not the only choice

In the height of the global economic crisis, austerity and soaring levels of unemployment, access to essential public services and social protection is critical, yet they are drastically reduced. Migrant workers, particularly women and young workers, are disproportionately affected.

Migrant rights advocates converge in New York to urge UN to support human rights for migrants, end global criminalization programs

25 September 2013

Hundreds of global activists will meet, march during UN High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development