Friday, April 1, 2011

2nd International Assembly of International Migrants' Alliance (IMA)

Manila, Philippines
July 3-4, 2011

I. Introduction

The IMA international founding assembly was held in Hong Kong in June 15 to 16, 2008 and attended by 167 delegates representing 118 organizations from 25 countries. Among these, 102 were present as founding members (regular and associate members) while 16 came as observers.

The assembly was highlighted with panel presentations and discussions on various issues and resistance of im/migrants, refugees and displaced people. Likewise, the assembly approved its Basis of Unity, Constitution and By-Laws and the General Program of Action (GPOA) for the next three years.

This year, the 2nd international assembly will be held and it will gather representatives of its member organizations in various countries worldwide in order to look back on the past three years and assess the levels of struggle and resistance as well as the levels of capacity and developments of the IMA in relation to various major issues confronting migrants. We shall look both into the victories of our struggles as well as look into the points where the IMA and its members can further improve. This is important in order to formulate a more objective plan of action of the international alliance for the coming years.

Thus, the 2nd assembly will focus more on strengthening the organizational capacity of the IMA (both as an alliance as well as its members) in order for it to be more effective in addressing various issues as well as strengthening unities within the IMA and raising the alliance in new levels of international solidarity and people’s resistance against imperialism.


Click here for registration form: International Migrants' Alliance (IMA), 2nd General Assembly, July 3-5, 2011, Quezon City, Philippines

II. General Objective

The general objective of the IMA 2nd assembly is to gather the majority of the representatives of IMA member organizations (both regular and associate members) in order to gauge the lessons and experiences of its struggles for migrants’ rights and against imperialism. Likewise, the assembly will elect a new set of ICB and come up with a new plan of action or GPOA for the next three years.

THEME: Strengthen and Expand our Movement Migrants, Resist Intensified Imperialist Attacks, Achieve Victories in our Struggle!

Date: 3 - 4 July 2011

Venue: University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

III. Host Committee: MIGRANTE International agreed to be the host organization of the 2nd international assembly. The host will be responsible for the venue, local mobilization and media projection in the Philippines. The host committee will be working closely with the IMA Secretariat and ICB.

IV. Program Content and Flow

DAY 1 – July 2, 2011 (Saturday)

DAY 2 – July 3, 2011 (Sunday)
AM Opening & Welcome; Keynote Speech; Approval of the Agenda; Rules of Participation; Report of the Chairperson; Report of the Treasurer; Discussion of Reports


PM Ratification of amendments to the Consti and By-Laws; Reporting and open forum on the results of regional caucuses to determine common concerns that the IMA will work on for its GPOA

* Evening – Consultation of IMA associate members

DAY 3 – July 4, 2011 (Monday)
AM Recap of Day 1; GPOA


Resolutions ; Regional Caucuses for Regional representatives to the ICB ; Presentation of election committee, election rules and election of the ICB; Closing and Adjournment

*Evening – meeting of the newly elected ICB

DAY 4 – July 5, 2011 (Tuesday)

IMA PUBLIC FORUM – 2pm to 5pm
Venue: University of the Philippines
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IFPRS Common Solidarity Night

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