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The GFMD 2012 was held in Port Louis, Mauritius from 19th - 22nd November 2012 with than 800 representatives from civil society and governments from some 160 countries. We all gathered to discuss changes needed in labour migration, protection of migrants, promotion of their rights and development.
Leaders of non-governmental organisations, migrant and Diaspora groups, trade unions, academia and the private sector joined ministers and senior officials of foreign relations, labour, interior, development, overseas assistance, commerce and other government offices together with representatives of UN and other international organisations at the sixth GFMD. In a “two plus two formula”, civil society led the first two days of the Global Forum meetings, followed by two days organised by governments, with a full morning of joint meeting—a “Common Space”—formally bridging the two.
My participation was funded by Comic Relief’s Common Ground Initiative Influencing and Engagement Strategy.
Check me out on twitter, @chibwe_san, for interesting GFMD 2012 twits: @GFMD_CSD and #6GFMD.