SIMN enjoys ECOSOC consultative status at the United Nations and has established strong relationships with policy makers and civil society organizations at the local, national, and international levels. SIMN participates in global, regional, and national processes on migration governance; organizes conferences and seminars on migration and related issues, including the International Forum on Migration and Peace; supports scientific research on migration policies; and collaborates with other civil society organizations to safeguard the legal rights of migrants.
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One of SIMN’s most important advocacy activities is the International Forum on Migration and Peace, a global conference involving Nobel Peace Laureates, representatives from the United Nations, international organizations, and governments, church organizations, NGOs, and migrant associations. Since 2009, the Forum has encouraged high-level dialogue and concrete actions to address migration flows and peaceful coexistence between host communities and migrants. SIMN has held forums in Guatemala (2009), Colombia (2010), Mexico (2011), the United States (2013), Germany (2014), and Italy (2017).
To learn about previous Forums, view pictures or documents, or to search our archive of related information, visit the website here.
In coordination with the Scalabrini Federation of Centers for Migration Studies, SIMN has conducted a series of reports on global migration policies and civil society that seek to improve migration governance by educating policymakers, opinion leaders, and the public on the benefits, trade-offs, and human dimensions of migration. Following a 2010 study on migration in the Western Hemisphere, SIMN published subsequent studies on migration policy and civil society in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and more recently the United States. The publications draw on contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in the field. SIMN is currently conducting reports on migration policies and civil society in Central America, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela.