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African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent's economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the ins...
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
History & Policy
History & Policy:
* Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking.
* Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today.
* Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
International Centre for Migration Policy Development
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) was founded in 1993, upon the initiative of Austria and Switzerland. The organization was created to serve as a support mechanism for informal consultations, and to...
International Dark-Sky Association
Concerned with stopping the adverse environmental impact of light pollution and space debris.
IDA works to protect the night skies for present and future generations.
* Advocate for the protection...
International Organization for Migration
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 125 member states, a further 18 states ho...
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to:
* Support sustainable economic growth
* Boost employment
* Raise living standards
* Maintain financ...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Union of South American Nations
The Union of South American Nations (Dutch: Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties - UZAN, Portuguese: Uniao de Na‡oes Sul-Americanas - UNASUL, Spanish: Uni¢n de Naciones Suramericanas - UNASUR) is an intergovernmental union integrating...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
FOCAL to launch new Mapping Migration from the Americas website
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), in partnership with the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), has developed interactive, web-based maps to display information about the flo...
Sources welcomes Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to strengthening Canadian relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
Third AAWH Congress: Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports - Call for Papers
Third AAWH Congress: Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports. Call for papers, deadline 1 October 2014
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African Odyssey Turns to the South
The Great Migrations
Chronicles the economic hardships faced by Africans and the means they take to alleviate their suffering.
African odysseys turn to the south
Le Monde diplomatique
Fewer than 5% of African migrants now want to reach Europe or America. They’re looking instead to neighbouring countries, or the continent’s dreamland, South Africa. It’s a long, hard way there, and t...
The bird that travels 29,000km a year
The Rufa red knot's epic annual migration from Tierra del Fuego to the Canadian Arctic risks being grounded by climate change.
Immigration Is Good, Immigration Is Bad, Migration Is (a Fact)
A Human Drama in Three Acts and a Few Ideas
Immigration is bad – that is what the propagandists of populist politics are blazoning, in unison with their primitive media set on singing the same tune. Immigration is good, say the left, the greens...
Migrants' billions put aid in the shade
Money transfers from workers abroad to family back home have tripled in a decade and are three times larger than global aid budgets.
Migration and Morality
Paul Collier's book Exodus has been welcomed as a humane and rational intervention in an often toxic debate. It seems to tell us more about the character of the contemporary immigration debate than i...
A Policy without a Conscience
The tragedy and the horror of Lampedusa did not come out of the blue. Much of the responsibility lies with the policies pursued by European nations. The only policy that could prevent more tragedies l...
Time to Unfence our view of Migration
Instead of pretending that fence-building will solve anything, it is high time that we 'unfence' our views of migration. On the one hand, this means seeking other, more humane responses to human movem...
Upper Palaeolithic Siberian genome reveals dual ancestry of Native Americans
Raghavan, Maanasa, Skoglund, Pontus, et. al.
Our findings reveal that western Eurasian genetic signatures in modern-day Native Americans derive not only from post-Columbian admixture, as commonly thought, but also from a mixed ancestry of the Fi...
The Monkey's Voyage
How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
de Queiroz, Alan
In The Monkey's Voyage, biologist Alan de Queiroz describes a radical new view of how fragmented distributions came into being, arguing that different species were not simply constrained by continenta...
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