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Global Forum on Migration & Development to Host 2011 Concluding Debate

Member States and Observers of the United Nations to gather in Geneva, Switzerland on December 1-2, 2011 to participate in the Global Forum on Migration & Development’s 2011 Concluding Debate. Read More

Taskforce Formed to Protect Domestic Workers in Ghana

Ghana's Minister of Employment and Social Welfare announced the formation of a National Policy Framework on Decent Work for Domestic Workers taskforce to protect the rights of domestic workers at the Africa Regional workshop. Read More

Large Shift in U.S. Immigrant Makeup Projected

The percentage of foreign-born U.S. residents with deep roots in the country is rising and will continue to soar in the coming decades, according to a new report by the Population Dynamics Research Group. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Documentary Film Grants

Following an open call for applications, MacArthur awarded a total of $1.23 million to eight documentary film projects. Read More

Labor Standards Seek to Protect Domestic Workers Worldwide

The International Labour Organization is seeking to apply labor standards to the informal economy for the first time. Read More

State Department Hosts a Global Diaspora Forum

The Forum and the Alliance were informed by a body of MacArthur-supported work on the contributions of migrants and diasporas to home-country development. Read More

UN General Assembly Hosts Debate on International Migration and Development

The UN General Assembly convened its first Informal Thematic Debate on International Migration and Development to take stock of achievements to date and discuss solutions to obstacles that reduce the benefits of migration. Read More

Peter Sutherland on Europe's Test in North Africa

In this opinion piece, UN Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Migration Peter Sutherland discusses how the Global Forum on Migration and Development has helped to foster ideas to make migration benefit both countries of origin ... Read More
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Report Notes Mexico’s Changing Approach to Immigration Law

A report by two researchers at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a MacArthur grantee, reviews Mexican immigration policy of the past 35 years and compares the country’s regulations to those of the U ... Read More

Conduct Code for Nurse Recruitment Attracts Subscribers

The MacArthur-supported Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices approved the first two subscribers to the Voluntary Code of Ethical Conduct for the Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses to the United States. Read More

WHO Adopts Code on International Recruitment of Health Personnel

Member states of the World Health Organization have adopted a new voluntary global code to help countries address the twin challenges of managing migration and improving the retention of health workers. Read More
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Global Migration & Human Mobility

Each year, MacArthur provides more than $5 million in grants to research institutions, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, and intergovernmental organizations engaged in research, policy, and practice dedicated to improving the lives of migrants. Read More

The Role of Diasporas in the Politics of Their Home Countries

This policy brief published by George Mason's Center for Global Studies analyzes the role diasporas play in the politics of their home country. Read More