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IHRB at the Global Forum on Migration and Development

30 November 2016.

The ninth Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from December 8th-12th 2016. The GFMD is a United Nations Member States Initiative to explore and address the challenges and opportunities relating to migration and its impacts on development. The two day informal government process is preceded by two civil society days where the views of a range of civil society stakeholders are expressed. Both civil society and government also share one day, known as Common Space, where interaction and exchange between the two groups can occur.

On December 10th, international human rights day, IHRB's Neill Wilkins will be taking part in a side event to the Common Space on "Promoting Fair and Ethical Recruitment in the Global Economy". Organised by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Verite this panel discussion will showcase and examine recent initiatives to promote responsible recruitment. The panel will also include Greg Priest from IKEA who will be describing his company’s commitment to the IHRB-led Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment.