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GFMD 2016, a ‘milestone’ in Bangladesh’s diplomatic history

Source: As an aftermath, countries started issuing travel advisories while international organisations began to shift conference venues from Bangladesh. But brushing aside all odds at the end of the year, Dhaka managed to host an international event with participation of over 1,000 foreigners from 130 countries including more than 200 members of international civil societies and representatives from 30 organisations. They attended the summit meeting

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Global migration’s impact and opportunity

Source: www.mckinsey.com By Jonathan Woetzel, Anu Madgavkar, Khaled Rifai, Frank Mattern, Jacques Bughin, James Manyika, Tarek Elmasry, Amadeo Di Lodovico, and Ashwin Hasyagar Migration has become a flashpoint for debate in many countries. But McKinsey Global Institute research finds that it generates significant economic benefits—and more effective integration of immigrants could increase those benefits. Migration is a key feature of our increasingly

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Migration and Development: A Global Compact on Migration

Source:blogs.worldbank.org In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18The 9th Global Forum on Migration and Development marked a successful continuation of a global process that addresses one of the most contentious issues in the global development agenda. As States intensify efforts to define the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, Regular Migration, there is a need to systematically identity core thematic elements, the normative framework,

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Bangladesh fourth in origin of int’l migrants

Source: thefinancialexpress-bd.com Bangladesh is the fourth country of origin of international migrants, with 7.2 million Bnamgladeshis living abroad, according to a Pew research. It said international migrants make up 3.3 per cent of the world’s population, according to a report by The Indian Express.India is the top country of origin of international migrants, with 15.6 million Indians living abroad.The top origins of international migrants are

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Global Forum on Migration and Development Wraps Up in Bangladesh

Source: www.iom.int Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative Guidelines Put Theory into Practice DHAKA: Sharing early implementation stories, the participants at Sunday’s Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative event showed how practical applications of the MICIC Guidelines are already leading to better preparedness in countries with an important migrant presence. “Migrants are generally invisible in crises. The MICIC Initiative

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GFMD summit ends with agreement on governance of migration

Source: thedhakatribune.com Germany chaired the closing session of the three-day long summit where representatives from 130 countries came to Bangladesh to participate in the summit. The 9th GFMD was the biggest event Bangladesh has ever hosted with 600 government delegation in attendance, said Shahidul Haque foreign secretary of Bangladesh and chair of GFMD 2016. “Bangladesh pressed home the idea of designing a global compact on migration that

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Migrant workers deserve better

Source: thedailystar.net The ninth Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit is being held in Bangladesh at a time when the world is facing the worst migration and refugee crisis in the history of human civilisation. With the evolving global political and economic scenario, countries are struggling to manage the crisis of humanity while thousands of people from war afflicted areas of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and many more countries are flooding

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Pull migrants out of misery Says PM at int’l conference; urges world to systemise migration

Source: the daily star. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the international community to take a vow and act together to lift the migrants from their miseries and agonies. “Migration is no longer about 'us' and 'them'… it is about prosperity and wellbeing of all people, all states. We need to see how we can realise the transformative potential of migration by laying an appropriate framework for governance of migration,” she said.

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India proposes 9-point plan at GFMD meeting in Dhaka

Source: bdnews24. State Minister for External Affairs MJ Akbar, who led the Indian delegation at the Global Forum on Migration and Development, GFMD, on Saturday proposed the plan while addressing a thematic session. He stressed that the proposed compact should be gender sensitive, address the vulnerabilities of women, trafficking, human smuggling iniquitous labour practices and recognise legal migration as a positive contribution to the host economy.

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PM: Migration is about the prosperity of all people

Source: dhakatribune.com She made the call while inaugurating the ninth GFMD (Global Forum on Migration and Development) summit held on Saturday at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city. Some 466 representatives from 125 countries have come to attend the three day long summit that will end on December 12. The summit started with the concept “Migration that works for Sustainable Development for All: Towards a Transformative Migration

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