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:  
  1. Migration and Sustainable Development
  2. Migrants and Human Rights
  3. Migration Policy Coherence
  4. Labor Mobility
The Global Workers team participated between the United Nations events and the Peoples Global Action (PGA), which was running simultaneously across the street in the Church Center.  Unlike the dialogue at the PGA, the UN plenaries and roundtables are not dynamic. Governments prepare speeches in advance and no discussion ensues.  The vast majority of government interventions and comments are very broad and offer no commitments.  The real business happens in the corridors between sessions or behind closed doors.  
In the evening, Global Workers co-hosted a PGA workshop on Global Recruitment Reform as a member of the International Labor Recruitment Working Group (ILRWG).  The ILRWG is comprised of more than 20 US organizations and unions that work on issues facing internationally recruited workers, a term that is inclusive of foreign nurses who come to the U.S. with the ability to remain (not temporary).  The interactive workshop was a call to start organizing globally to reform recruitment practices worldwide.  Representatives from Central America, Canada, the U.S., and other countries were eager to start collaborating to address the issues.

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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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