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September 18, 2006

Global Workers observed the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Dialogue (HLD) on Migration and Development, September 14-15. The two days was compromised of two basic components. An ongoing plenary occurred in the General Assembly where member states made speeches on the topic of migration and development. Over the afternoon of the 14th and the morning of the 15th, four roundtables occurred exploring various sub-topics. The roundtables were closed meetings but a side room with live video streams allowed others to observe the process.

September 13, 2006

The United Nations General Assembly will meet September 14-15 for the High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development. Concurrently, the Global Community Dialogue on Migration, Development, & Human Rights is occurring all week organized by NGOs. Civil society participation in the High-Level Dialogue is limited to eight representatives from around the world and observation status is restricted to NGOs with ECOSOC status (UN Economic and Social Council). As a consequence, most NGOs will be excluded.

Zacatecas, Mexico September 3, 2006

Cathleen Caron, Global Workers Executive Director, traveled to Mexico City on August 26 to strengthen ties with migrant organizations in Mexico City and to attend the first anniversary of the Centro de los Derechos del Migrante in Zacatecas, Mexico September 2-3.

August 15, 2006

Global Workers continues to make groundbreaking progress with cases for injured workers described in previous entries. As you may recall, one worker was injured while laboring under a guestworker contract as a landscaper in Maryland. After Global Workers conducted the initial intake in Guatemala, we set out to secure medical care for him because he continued to suffer from his injury making it almost impossible for him to support his family.

July 15, 2006

On July 12, Global Workers attended the Informal NGO Interactive Hearings at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The purpose of the meeting was for member nations to consult with NGOs and civil society in preparation for the General Assembly’s High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in September.

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"Tribunal canadiense ordena a empresa indemnizar a trabajadoras mexicanas" (fuente: La Jornada)

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Guatemala, Guatemala - Hoy Global Workers Justice Alliance, la Pastoral de Movilidad Humana de la Conferencia Episcopal de Guatemala y La Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala hacer saber al publico nacional e internacional de la apropiación irregular de títulos de propiedad por parte de reclutadores de trabajadores migrantes temporales, con el informe "Confiscación de Títulos de Propiedad en Guatemala por parte de reclutadores en Programas de Trabajadores Temporales con Visas H-2B". Sigue el enlace para acceder el comunicado completo:

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