October 2013

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New York City, New York - October 1, 2013

People’s Global Action – Day Two

Global Workers co-sponsored a panel with Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), and Centro de los Derechos del Migrante. Executive Director, Cathleen Caron moderated the panel entitled, Cross Border Strategies to Challenge and Document Abuses in Temporary worker Programs.

New York City, New York - October 2, 2013

People's Global Action - Day Three

Many side meetings, inspiring panels, and calls to coordinated action marked the third day of the PGA. A panel on legal strategies to challenge temporary foreign worker visa programs was especially on point.

New York City, New York - October 3, 2013

United Nation’s High Level Dialogue – Day One

Today the two-day High-Level Dialogue (HLD) opened. The two days are structured between plenaries, where governments make floor speeches to a sparsely populated General Assembly Hall and 4 roundtables on the 4 themes of the HLD.

New York City, New York - October 4, 2013

United Nation’s High Level Dialogue – Day Two

The UNHLD final day included Roundtable 4, Labor Mobility. Executive Director, Cathleen Caron was selected as one of the ten civil society members to speak from the floor, time permitting. In the end, only one civil society representative spoke from the floor. The challenge for non-government participation in roundtable two was twofold.

Mexico City, Mexico - October 7-8, 2013

Two members of the Global Workers team, Griselda Vega and Bates Fellow Jesica Soley, were in Mexico City for meetings with allies and partners.  The first meeting was with colleagues from the Colectivo-PND, a national Mexican network of over 80 human rights organizations who are working on a variety of issues with a focus on migration.

Mexico City, Mexico - October 9, 2013

The first meeting of the day was with Secretaria de Trabajo y Prevension Social (STPS) who we have been working with to tackle the tricky issue of providing oath swearing services in Mexico for a U.S.

Greenwich, Connecticut - October 9, 2013

Outreach - Retired Men’s Association

Morelia, Michoacán - October 10, 2013

Global Workers pilots new education tool in Michoacán, Mexico

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