DEADLINE 12 February: Survey on Migrant and Refugee Victims of Xenophobia and Intolerance in the Context of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The NGO Committee on Migration is requesting responses to a survey prepared by the Subcommittee on Xenophobia and Social Inclusion to assess the impact COVID-19 has had on the migrant population in relation to xenophobia and social exclusion.
The survey is available here in English, Spanish, and French. Please send it out as widely as possible through your networks. Responses must be received by 12 February.
We are seeking replies from NGOs, academia, civil society institutions and United Nations entities in order to obtain as comprehensive data as possible on this essential grassroots work. Please consult the linked survey for an account of how we plan to use the data and publish the results.
Thank you for taking the time to respond. If you have any further questions, please contact email@example.com.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Seeking NGOs Providing Direct Services to Migrant Families/Children in Corona/Elmhurst Queens
The NGO CoM Subcommittee on Migrant and Refugee Children is working on a project to elevate the voices of migrant and refugee children, highlighting the importance of Early Childhood Education and Care.
As part of this initiative, we are seeking contacts with NGOs that provide direct services to the migrant community in the Corona/Elmhurst section of Queens, a neighborhood with the largest share of immigrant households of any community district in NYC and the United States.
If your NGO is a service provider to migrant families/children in Corona/Elmhurst we would greatly appreciate it if you would contact Maria Pia Belloni at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane McCall Politi at email@example.com to explore the possibility of collaborating on this project.
Invitation to Attend CSocD Side Event:
Migration, Displacement & Their Cross-Cutting Issues in the Context of Digital Technology & Just Transitions
The NGO Committee on Migration (NGO CoM) invites you to attend the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) side event, "Migration, Displacement & Their Cross-Cutting Issues in the Context of Digital Technology & Just Transitions."
This event will explore the Commission’s priority theme (Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all) in the context of migration and displacement as well as provide concrete links to the past priority theme (Affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness). The conversational dialogue will provide an opportunity for members of the panel to discuss drivers, outcomes, policies, and solutions. In staying true to the concept of “don’t talk about us, without us”, this event will highlight the witness and voices of individuals grappling with the issues at the grassroots along with thematic experts such as academics and UN representatives.
The event is co-sponsored by the NGO CoM and will take place from 8:30-9:45am (EST) on 9 February.
See the event flyer and concept note for more details, and click here to register. If you are unable to attend the event, a recording will be made available, shortly thereafter, on UNTV.
Invitation to Attend CSocD Side Event:
Can a 'Mouse' Transform the Lives of the Youngest, Uprooted Children?
The NGO Committee on Migration (NGO CoM) invites you to attend the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) side event, "Can a 'Mouse' Transform the Lives of the Youngest, Uprooted Children?: ICT, Forcibly Displaced Families and Early Childhood Interventions."
The event is co-sponsored by the NGO CoM and will take place from 1:15-2:30pm (EST) on 17 February.
It will feature the following speakers:
- Danielle De La Fuente, Founder & Executive Director of Amal Alliance
- "Education Disrupted: Reimagining Learning during the Pandemic"
- Niels Peter Rygaard, Co-Founder & CEO Fairstart Foundation
- "How can governments and NGOs cooperate to improve the mental health and education of abandoned children?"
- Isabel Christina Granada Garces, Senior Sector Specialist, Migration Initiative - Inter-American Development Bank
- "Piloting Digital Solutions for Migrant Children in Colombia, Peru, and Brazil"
- Aaron Meyerson, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Broadband, New York City Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer
- "The NYC Internet Master Plan and Bridging the Digital Divide"
See the event flyer for more details, and click here to register.
To read the newsletter, in its entirety, click here.
Updates from the UN Network on Migration
The United Nations Network on Migration has released their latest newsletter, highlighting important updates including the following:
Renew your CoM Membership & Join a Subcommittee!
We are continuing the process of collecting annual membership dues and convening subcommittees.
The NGO Committee on Migration organizes many of its activities through member participation in the following four subcommittees:
By formally joining a subcommittee, you will be able to receive a link to access the online subcommittee gatherings, which precede the general portion of each Member Meeting.
- Environment / Climate-Induced Displacement
- Migrant & Refugee Children
- Migrants in Situations of Vulnerability / Mixed Migration
- Xenophobia & Social Inclusion
Click here to renew your CoM membership and here to join one of the four subcommittees listed above!