IMA Submission to the U.N. High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (2013)

Towards a world where migration is a right, migrants are accorded the full range of human rights, and their sustainable contribution to further development is realized

Submission to the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development 2013

Submitted by: International Migrants Alliance (IMA)[1]

Introduction

To date, it is a foregone conclusion that the world is far behind in achieving the outcomes targeted by the Millennium Development Goals. Despite its popularity, high commitment and general optimism when it was first introduced, countries are still hard-pressed to meet the targets of the MDGs – eradicate extreme hunger and poverty; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; and, global partnership for development.

While the UN remains positive in achieving the MDGs with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon emphasizing on the MDG-8 (global partnership for development) as a key towards achieving the MDGs, the Millennium Development Goals Report 2012 also indicated that the advances in the MDGs are unequally distributed among regions and among countries and that the multiple crises that continue to impact the world have actually slowed down the progress of the MDGs (United Nations, 2012). Continue reading

Veredicto de los migrantes en el FMMD: Culpable de Violaciónes de los Derechos de los Migrantes

Crear puestos de trabajo en casa. No a la migración laboral forzada. No al FMMD.

Veredicto de los migrantes en el FMMD:

Culpable de Violaciónes de los Derechos de los Migrantes

Declaración de la Alianza Internacional de Migrantes para el Día Internacional del Migrante 2012

18 de Diciembre 2012

 Al conmemorar el 12 º año del Día Internacional del Migrante, la Alianza Internacional de Migrantes (IMA) saluda a todos los trabajadores migrantes, los refugiados, los desplazados y sus familia, asi como todo los  que contribuimos a construir un movimiento por el reconocimiento, el respeto y la protección de nuestros derechos y dignidad.

En muchos países, las organizaciones de migrantes y sindicatos comprometidos cuestionamos a los gobiernos, tanto de los países emisores y receptores de migrantes para pedir la derogación de las políticas anti-migrantes, para abordar los problemas inmediatos y las campañas sobre los migrantes en peligro, elaborar alternativas y propuestas para resolver la migración forzada trabajo. Continue reading

Migrants’ verdict on the GFMD: Guilty of Migrants’ Rights Violations

Create jobs at home. No to forced labor migration. No to GFMD.

Migrants’ verdict on the GFMD: Guilty of Migrants’ Rights Violations

Statement of the International Migrants’ Alliance on the 2012 International Migrants Day

December 18, 2012

 

As we commemorate the 12th year of the International Migrants Day, the International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA) salutes all migrant workers, refugees, displaced peoples and their families as we all contribute to building a movement for the recognition, upholding and protection of our rights and dignity.

In many countries, migrant organizations and unions engage governments of both migrant-sending and receiving countries to challenge and call for the repeal of anti-migrant policies, to address immediate concerns and campaigns about imperiled migrants, devise alternatives and propositions to resolve forced labor migration. Continue reading