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December 2018
Migration - a stable global pattern involving 3% of the world?s population 
 
?Historically, people have always moved in search of hope and opportunities. Erecting walls; deliberately projecting fear and anger on migrant communities; denying migrants fundamental rights, ... separating and detaining families... such policies offer no long-term solutions to anyone ? only more hostility, misery, suffering and chaos?, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet once said. ?It is in the interest of every State to adopt migration policies that are grounded in reality, not in panic; which provide opportunities for safe, regular movement instead of forcing people to take lethal risks.?
 
Three days ago, the world made an important step towards this goal: 164 countries adopted the Global Compact for Migration in Marrakesh. It is the first-ever UN agreement on a common approach to international migration. In view of this commitment by a vast majority of States, but not Switzerland, and the upcoming International Migrants Day (December 18), we are sharing our experience in making migration work for sustainable development.
 
 
Marrakech? what for and what next? 
 
GCM
Helvetas and the Swiss Civil Platform on Migration and Development are just back from Marrakech. What are the main takeaways?
 
Across borders ? why we must shape migration 
 
Migration
Read about 8 steps that Helvetas urges Switzerland?s government and policymakers to take for humane regulation of global migration.
 
 
Financial literacy is key to sound remittances management 
 
Sri Lanka
Learn more about valid measures to help Sri Lankan and Nepali migrants and their families develop alternative livelihood activities.
 
 
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Diaspora ? a driving force for development
Diaspora - a driving force for development
Explore an example about how diaspora initiatives, their transfer of resources, knowledge and ideas contribute to long-term economic and social progress in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
 
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Why Climate Justice matters
Maya Wolfensberger, Kaspar Schmidt, Anita Baumgartner and Barbara Dietrich will co-host the conference Why Climate Justice matters together with Climate Justice and Resilience Fund (CJRF) and Oak Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
IPCC Lead Authors meeting
Rupa Mukerji participates in the first IPCC Lead Authors meeting for the 6th Assessment Report in Durban, South Africa.
 
DRR
Disaster Risk Reduction in the context of Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD). Learning event of the Swiss NGO DRR Platform in Bern, Switzerland with Helvetas attendee Eveline Studer.
 
IRC Car Wash
Valérie Cavin and Agnčs Montangero will participate in the IRC WASH Symposium in The Hague, The Netherlands.
 
 
Job posting: work with us 
 
? Financial Manager International Accounting f/m (80-100%)