UP-CIFAL Philippines discusses int’l human rights mechanisms on migrant workers in Commission on Human Rights training

14 January 2020, PASIG CITY, PHILIPPINES — UP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co discussed the “International Human Rights Mechanism on Migrant Workers Treaty Bodies and Charter-based Bodies of the United Nations (UN)” in the “Training on Human Rights based Approach in Monitoring and Responding to the Needs of Filipino Migrant […]

Opening Message of Oyunsaihan Dendevnorov, UN Resident Coordinator ad interim, at the High-Level Forum on Global Migration

OPENING MESSAGE Oyunsaihan Dendevnorov, United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, ad interim CIFAL High Level Forum on Global Migration Quezon 3 Ballroom, Seda Vertis North, Quezon City | 2 December 2019 Honorable Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr.;  Esteemed guests, partners and officials from the government;  Colleagues in the United Nations –  Good […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines, Foreign Affairs Dep’t partner for 2nd offering of Professional Course on Global Migration

9 DECEMBER 2019, PASAY CITY, PHILIPPINES–UP-CIFAL Philippines partnered with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) –Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA) for the second offering of the professional course on global migration.  The second batch of learners are 28 mid-level career officials of DFA and government agencies involved […]

Message of ILO Country Office for the Philippines Director Khalid Hassan at the High-Level Forum on Global Migration

Message of support at the High-Level Forum on Global Migration By Khalid Hassan (delivered by Hussein Macarambon) Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Country Office for the Philippines 2 December 2019, Quezon City, Philippines Mr Honourable Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Department of Foreign Affairs  Honourable Congresswoman Rowena Taduran, House of […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines, EROPA hold migration talks

15 August 2019, Quezon City, Philippines—UP-CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the Eastern Regional Organisation for Public Administration (EROPA), held talks on migration called “#TAG (Thinking About Governance), On the Move: Dialogue on Migration.” The talks aim to present migration issues in a concise and comprehensible manner to engage both practitioners […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines launches pilot offering of global migration professional course

06 AUGUST 2019, QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES–UP-CIFAL Philippines launched the pilot offering of the Professional Course on Global Migration at the School of Statistics, University of the Philippines Diliman.  The Professional Course on Global Migration, which consists of 10 sessions until September 10, 2019, aims to serve as a continuing education […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines, UPD OIL hold capacity building seminar on int’l scholarship applications

06 JULY 2019, QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES—UP-CIFAL Philippines and the University of the Philippines Diliman Office of International Linkages (UPD OIL) held a capacity building seminar on international scholarship applications. Sixty-five graduates from various public and private universities attended the seminar which aims to raise awareness on available academic opportunities abroad […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds 2nd consultation meeting for Certificate Course on Global Migration

8 February 2019, Quezon City, Philippinesꟷ UP-CIFAL Philippines held a consultation meeting on the Certificate Course on Global Migration with 11 experts. The meeting generated comments on plans of actions and possible marketing strategies from prospective module writers and resource persons from United Nations agencies, government agencies, and the academe […]

Philippine migration outlook presented at a regional economic planning meeting

    15 February 2019, Laguna, PhilippinesꟷUP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co presented the “Philippine Migration Outlook” working paper during the first quarter meeting of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region IV-A’s Committee on Migration and Development (CMD). NEDA is the country’s economic planning and policy body. The […]

The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration: A Philippine Outlook on Migration and Gender Equality

Migration is a “defining feature of our globalized world” (United Nations 2018, p. 2). It affects economic, political, and social development at all levels. Migration refers to the movement of people across borders triggered by economic, social, political, or environmental factors. Migration could be a poverty reduction tool that benefits […]