History of the PGA

Since 2006, migrant communities and civil society organizations have organized the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development, & Human Rights (PGA) to enhance their efforts to engage governments at the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (UNHLD) (2006, 2013), and in meetings of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) (2007–2016).

Civil society engaged both inside the formal government processes—in the limited space provided by governments to raise migrants’ rights issues—and outside, in the PGA’s parallel events and demonstrations.

 


Dhaka (2016)

Resources from the Dhaka Conference
Global Unions Statement for the 2016 Global Forum on Migration and Development
Asia Civil Society Day Outcome Document
The Future of Global Migration Governance
– message from Md. Shahidul Haque, the Foreign Secretary, Bangladesh and Chair, GFMD 2016 to the PGA


Istanbul (2015)


Stockholm (2014)
Key Messages from PGA 2014 ~ English / Spanish / French


New York City (2013)
PGA Declaration: Executive Summary
Declaration & Recommendations


Port Louis, Mauritius (2012)
Civil Society 5-year Action Plan for Collaboration (emerging from civil society discussions during the Civil Society Days of the GFMD in Mauritius and the 5th World Social Forum on Migration in Manila, Philippines)


Geneva (2011)
People’s Global Action on Migration, Development, and Human Rights: Migrants’ Rights are Human Rights
Statement of the 2011 Civil Society Days, GFMD


Mexico City (2010)
People’s Global Action on Migration, Development, and Human Rights: Migrants’ Rights are Human Rights
Statement of the Peoples’ Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights


Athens (2009)
People’s Global Action on Migration, Development, and Human Rights: The Economic Crisis and its Impacts on Migrants
Joint Civil Society Declaration and Recommendations on Migration, Development, and Human Rights and the Future of the Global Forum on Migration and Development


Manila (2008)
Mobilizing Migrant Community & Civil Society Voices for the Second GFMD
Joint Civil Society Declaration On Migration, Development and Human Rights


Brussels (2007)
Global Community Dialogue on Migration, Development, and Human Rights
Open Letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon


New York City (2006)
Global Community Dialogue on Migration, Development, & Human Rights
Statement to the UNHLD