GMPA: Global Migration Policy Associates

Migration Topics

GMPA Activities and Services

GMPA conduct activities and provide expertise in cooperation with governments, international bodies, social partners and civil society.
Main areas of services include:




(See also "Events")

  • Current research on the impact of European Union asylum and migration policies on access to and protection of rights for migrants and refugees, as well as on a rights-based approach to the intersectionality between HIV and AIDS, health and migration
  • Publication by GMPA Vice President, Piyasiri Wickramasekara: "Mainstreaming Migration in Development Agendas: Assessment of South Asian Countries" (January 2015)
  • Development of the AUC/ILO/IOM/ECA Joint Labour Migration Programme, adopted at the 24th Summit of the African Union in January 2015
  • Conducted comprehensive study of domestication in Nigerian national law and policy of the international conventions on migration (ICRMW, C-97, C-143); also of ILO C-181 on private employment agencies and of C-189 on decent work for domestic workers; as well as the five ECOWAS Protocols on Free Movement, Residence and Establishment 
  • Collaborative partners in organization and participants in the Beijing+20 NGO Forum on Human Rights and Migrant Women, Geneva (November 2014)
  • Organization and participation in migration roundtable at the World Public Forum, Rhodes (September 2014)
  • Training and advisory support on the International Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights Conference, Venice (July 2014)
  • Preparing a global migration context overview for the African Union-covened meeting with delegates of Regional Economic Communities to develop a regional labour migration governance program (16 December 2013)
  • Compiling a global migration "context environment assessment" for the Global Coalition on Migration (GCM) meeting in Bangkok (1-2 December 2013)
  • Facilitating a consultative process initiated in mid-2013 among executives of some twenty migration-concerned civil society organizations to develop 12 principles for a rights-based, rule of law agenda on migration, governance and human rights
  • Providing training on migration and development to NGO executives and government officials in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Papua, New Guinea, Timor Leste and Trinidad and Tobago, in cooperation with the ILO International Training Centre in Turin under a grant from the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) migration Project Support Unit (January to May 2013)