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'Big, beautiful' walls don't stop migrants in the US or Europe

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.13.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Jesus Blasco De Avellaneda/Reuters Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute Walls have a strong political connotation in post-war Europe....

In debates about migration, we ignore a huge proportion of highly skilled women

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.08.2017 | Women
The Conversation Global

from www.shutterstock.com Abdeslam Marfouk, Université de Liège Migration is one of the most important factors shaping the world we live in today....

2016 : une année entre yin et yang

Michael Møller | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Michael Møller

2016 n'a pas été une si mauvaise année - malgré l'impression que vous avez lorsque vous allumez la télévision ces jours-ci et que vous n'êtes p...

2016 : the Yin and the Yang year

Michael Møller | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Michael Møller

2016 was not all bad - despite what you may feel when you switch on the TV these days and aren't sure if you are watching "The Year in Review" or an o...

What Good Does The Global Forum On Migration And Development Do?

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.13.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

Here at the end of 2016, migration issues are once more the subject of heated international debate.

Climate Change, Migration And The Rights Of Children

Dr. Robert Oakes | Posted 11.09.2016 | Green
Dr. Robert Oakes

Almost 20 million people were displaced from natural disasters in 2015 alone, the majority climate-related.

More Than 90 Migrants Believed Missing After Boat Sinks Off Libya

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.27.2016 | World

TRIPOLI, Oct 26 (Reuters) - More than 90 migrants are believed missing after their boat sank off the coast of western Libya on Wednesday, a coastguard...

From the Pacific Islands to France: migration, hope and deceit in the rugby industry

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.22.2016 | Sports
The Conversation Global

The story depicts a young Wallisian man trying to make it in the world of rugby in France. 3 B Productions Niko Besnier, University of Amsterdam Fr...

The Human Factor Of Managing Migration

Simone Cipriani | Posted 10.14.2016 | World
Simone Cipriani

The desire to learn is quasi innate to humans. I have never met anybody with absolutely no curiosity for the world in which we live. Economic migrants are simply people looking for knowledge to access a better life and fulfill their potential as human beings. This human disposition for learning is why migration can be a resource.

Stockholm, Afghanistan. Same Thing.

Ebba Akerman | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Ebba Akerman

During the year of grace 2013, I worked as a Swedish for immigrants language teacher in the outskirts of my hometown Stockholm. Sweden is statistically multicultural, with roughly one-fifth of the population being born abroad or with both parents being born abroad.

Migration and Youth

Esther Muiruri | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Esther Muiruri

When faced with a humanitarian crisis caused by natural disasters, conflicts or other factors, we are often forced to move in search of a safe place. ...

'Educating The Future': Advocating For The Education Of Young Migrants

Lanna Walsh | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Lanna Walsh

We are 200 young migrants, eager to achieve our dreams.

Integration is an Ongoing Adventure

Afsoon Houshidari | Posted 09.27.2016 | World
Afsoon Houshidari

When I saw the photo of Aylan Kurdi, like many, I was overcome with emotion. Then my thoughts raced: that, but for the grace of God, could have been m...

Building Tunnels

Ahmed Badr | Posted 10.01.2016 | World
Ahmed Badr

My name is Ahmed Badr, and I am 18-year old former refugee from Baghdad, Iraq. When I was eight years old, my house was bombed by a militia. Soon a...

Photo essay: In the Philippines, women migrant workers rebuild lives, advocate for each other

UN Women | Posted 09.26.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. In the past two decades, an annual average of 172,000 Filipino women [1] have left the country as migrant workers, in the q...

Inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship Awarded to the Aga Khan for His Commitment to Advancing Pluralism

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Rizwan Mawani

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the worldwide Shi'a Ismaili community and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network addressed an audience of cha...

Contributing to a safe migration and decent work for women in Nepal

UN Women | Posted 09.22.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. Dawa Dolma Tamang migrated from rural Nepal to Abu Dhabi because she wanted to improve her livelihood and support her famil...

Migrants fleeing conflict, persecution and poverty can easily fall prey to traffickers

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

How many of today's refugees and migrants are victims of human trafficking? The UN Migration Summit, which begins today in New York, must also be a Summit for Trafficked Migrants.

Refugees Count: Revolutionizing Data on Displaced Peoples

Lindsay Stark | Posted 10.03.2016 | Impact
Lindsay Stark

About one in every seven people on the planet will migrate at one point in their lives. But not all forms of migration are equal—and it comes down t...

Refugees: A global challenge, and a global opportunity

Hina Jilani | Posted 09.19.2016 | Impact
Hina Jilani

Only a concerted international approach guided by the principles of solidarity, human rights and respect can deliver a durable solution Failure to rise to the challenge will only exacerbate the plethora of refugee crises the world faces today which in turn will further worsen global stability.

World leaders must do more to educate refugee children, say top academics and influencers

Professor Geoff Gilbert | Posted 09.15.2016 | Education
Professor Geoff Gilbert

We, 20 leading academics and influencers from across the world, have joined forces today in an open letter to world leaders - asking that they do mor...

A Migrant's Harrowing Tale about Life in Libya

Cecilia Mann | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
Cecilia Mann

In the past few years, the International Organization for Migration has facilitated the voluntary return of thousands of migrants from Libya back to t...

Around the World in 30 Days: August 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.30.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report What would you do if you were US Education Secretary? What Curriculum makes education relevant in a 21st Cent...

U.S. Aid To Honduras In Doubt After Killings Of Activists

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

A $750 million U.S. economic aid package for Central America was touted last year as a way to slow migration into the U.S. by making one of the world...

Cities And Nature In The Age Of Urbanization

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Pascal Mittermaier

We are in the midst of one of the greatest human migrations that our world has ever seen -- that of humanity from rural areas into cities.