Declaration of the 4th International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR4)


4 October 2013 New York, NY, USA

We, migrants, refugees and advocates, from 103 organizations in 18 countries, gathered together for the Fourth International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR), declare our unity and solidarity for migrants’ and refugees’ rights, genuine development, and national and social liberation.

We affirm the people’s right to migrate freely. We affirm the peoples’ right to development and self- determination. Continue reading

IMA Statement on Submission to UN HLD on Migration and Development

Statement – 15 July 2013

“Migration is a product of underdevelopment”

IMA: Development for the people, not for profit

The International Migrants’ Alliance, a global alliance of grassroots migrants organizations, will hand in a submission to the UN General Assembly High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD).

Gathering endorsement and support from almost a hundred organizations and counting, this submission reflects the IMA’s position on the current global discussion on migration being deemed as a tool for development.

In the submission that will be handed over by IMA members participating in the HLD Interactive Hearing in New York this July 15, the IMA challenges the leaders of the U.N. to rethink the framework by which they look at migration vis-à-vis its links to development. Continue reading

IAMR4 to happen in New York


The International Migrants’ Alliance invites everyone to the 4th International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees that will happen in New York City, USA this October 3-4, 2013. It shall gather migrants, refugees and displaced peoples mainly from North America and other parts of the world as the United Nations holds around the same time its High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development.

For more information, please visit the IAMR4 page in the IMA website or check the IAMR4 webpage at