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The Journey of Migrants in the Americas: Personal Stories of Hope and Challenges, and Linkages with the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

MAY 03 2018 by SIMN
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The Scalabrini International Migration Network, Franciscans International, the St Francis of Assisi Church’s Migrant Center and the Scalabrini Centers of Boston held a side event prior to the high-level interfaith conference at the UN on the topic of migration sponsored by Caritas Internationalis and the Holy See Permanent Observer Mission.

New York, May 2, 2018 – On the framework of this high-level conference, four partners, Franciscans International (FI), the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), the St Francis of Assisi Church’s Migrant Center and the Scalabrini Centers of Boston Area organized a complementary event, bringing together their experiences around migrants’ journeys through the Americas and the accompaniment of faith-based organizations in their journey. 

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El director de política internacional de SIMN participó como panelista en la sesión de información “Contribuciones de la migración a la prosperidad, el desarrollo y la unidad internacional”

MAY 02 2018 by SIMN
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La participación del director de política internacional adquirió esfuerzos de abogacía de parte de la Sección de Relaciones y Abogacía de ONG del Departamento de Información Pública de las Naciones Unidas.

Nueva York, 12 de abril de 2018 - La Red Internacional de Migración Scalabrini, representada por el director de política internacional, Kevin Appleby participó como panelista en una sesión informativa organizada por el Departamento de Información Pública y ONG. Con el título "Contribuciones de la migración a la prosperidad, el desarrollo y la unidad internacional", la sesión informativa tuvo lugar el 19 de abril de 2018. Las ONG y el Departamento de Información Pública de las Naciones Unidas trabajan juntos difundiendo el trabajo y la agenda de la ONU mientras asisten organizaciones para establecer redes a nivel mundial, desarrollar sus habilidades de comunicación, adquirir y utilizar las mejores prácticas, recopilar información, difundir información sobre la agenda de la ONU y llevar a cabo su trabajo de manera más efectiva.

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SIMN’s Director of International Policy Participated as Panelist at the Briefing “Migration’s Contributions to Prosperity, Development and International Unity”

MAY 02 2018 by SIMN
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The International Policy Director’s participation gained advocacy efforts from the NGO Relations & Advocacy Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information.

New York, April 12, 2018 – The Scalabrini International Migration Network, represented by the Director of International Policy, Kevin Appleby participated as a panelist at a briefing organized by the Department of Public Information and NGOs. With the title “Migration’s Contributions to Prosperity, Development and International Unity,” the briefing took place on April 19th, 2018. NGOs and the United Nations Department of Public Information work together spreading the word about the work and agenda of the UN while assisting associated organizations to network globally, build their communication skills, acquire and utilize best practices, collect information, disseminate information about the UN agenda, and more effectively carry out their work.

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Statement of Scalabrini International Migration Network - Third Round of Negotiations of the Global Compact on Migration

MAY 02 2018 by SIMN
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New York, April 6, 2018 - We have submitted our edits to the Revision 1 of the GCM.  I would like to make some overall points.

Consistent with statements made by several member states, we support adding language that makes it clear that member states should increase or expand regular pathways for migration. This should be a central goal of the Compact, which has the goal of promoting safe, orderly, and regular migration.  If origin countries have an obligation to accept their nationals, then destination nations have an obligation to increase legal avenues for migration, as they benefit from the labor of migrants.  Regularization programs should be part of this effort, as they can be tailored to long-stayers and other migrants in vulnerable situations in destination countries and provide these countries economic growth, social integration, and national security.

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