9/13-15 New York, NY:Community Dialogue on Migration, Human Rights & Development
- Community Dialogue on
Migration, Human Rights & Development
Queens College Worker Education Extension Center
25 W. 43rd Street (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
13-15 September 2006, New York
Migrant Rights International (MRI), Migrant Forum Asia (MFA) and the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), invite broad civil society and governmental participation in the “Community Dialogue on Migration, Human Rights & Development”, a parallel forum to the United Nations High Level Dialogue (HLD) on Migration and Development.
What are the HLD and the Community Dialogue About?
The UN’s High-Level Dialogue (HLD) on Migration & Development on 14-15 September 2006 is intended to examine “the multi-dimensional aspects of international migration and development” in order to “maximize its development benefits and minimize its negative impacts.”
Due to the limited number of civil society and non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives to the HLD (only 8 civil society and NGO representatives from around the world are invited), the voices and perspectives of the communities who will be most impacted by the policies and outcomes of this HLD, might not be adequately and comprehensively represented. (For more information on the HLD, go to www.unmigration.org or http://migrantsrightsinternational.blogspot.com)
MRI believes that organizations promoting the rights of migrants, especially migrant communities themselves, should be provided with a forum to understand the intended goals of the HLD, to monitor the course of the deliberations, and to provide their perspectives and inputs. Towards these goals, MRI, MFA and NNIRR alongside our respective members and partners in New York and from around the world are organizing a parallel forum – a “Community Dialogue on Migration, Human Rights and Development” – targeting local and international organizations promoting the rights of migrants, including organizations of migrants and their families to provide an alternate space to share perspectives on the current situation, challenges and proposed solutions around migration and of migrants’ rights from communities around the world.
WEDNESDAY (13 Sept)
9:30a-12:30p Opening Event
12:30p-2:00p Lunch Break
2.00-5:00p Workshops – Root Causes & Key Consequences of Migration
· Global Economic Systems: Empty Promises for Developing Countries and Forced Migration
· War & Armed Conflict, and its Impact on Local and Migrant Populations
· Feminization of Migration
· Co-Development, Shared Responsibility, Compensation and Remittances
THURSDAY (14 Sept)
9:30a-12:30p Workshops – Violation & Promotion of Migrants’ Human Rights Standards
· National Immigration Policy Regimes: “The Race to the Bottom” & Challenge for the Implementation of International Human Rights Standards
· Enforcing Borders: An International Snapshot on How Border Enforcement Violates Core Standards of Migrants’ Human Rights
· The Abuse of Migrant Workers with Impunity
5:00p-7:00p Migrant Rights Rally & Media Briefing (at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza )
Speakers: Mary Robinson (Realizing Rights), William Gois (MFA – Asia), Cathi Tactaquin (NNIRR – USA ), Pablo Ceriani (CELS – Argentina ) etc.
Invited: Luis de Alba (UN Human Rights Council), Jorge Bustamante (UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants)
FRIDAY (15 Sept)
9:30a-12:30p Workshops – Specific Groups of Migrants
· Strategies for Advancing the Rights of Undocumented Migrant Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy
· Global Strategy Session for Migrant Domestic Workers’ Rights
· Migrant Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender Rights
· Trafficked Persons
12:30p-1:30p Lunch Break
1:30p-4:00p Closing Event=====================================================National Immigrant Solidarity Network
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