The inter-governmental Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) holds its second session in the Philippines this year. It will be in Manila on October 28-30, 2008. The GMFD will bring together government representatives from close to 200 countries, big business interests and their allied non-government organizations to discuss labor migration and development. But in the midst of global crisis this would likely be a market place to buy and sell migrants and attempt to squeeze more from migrant labor in the guise of promoting development.
At the same time Migrants from all over the world will gather in and will speak in their own behalf at the International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR) challenging the GFMD.
Toronto will be part of the nationally coordinated educational forum and part of the internationally coordinated action that challenges the GFMD.
The Forum will be on Sunday, October 26, 2008, 12 noon to 4 pm
It will be at the Wellesley Community Center, 495 Sherbourne St (cor Wellesley, 5 min south of Sherbourne Subway)
for more info: 647-205-5908
Migrante Ontario, member International Migrants' Alliance