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How do we manage migration for the benefit of all?

The APPG DDM aims to promote parliamentary and public understanding of the key issues affecting diaspora communities in the UK, and to expand and enhance their contributions to the international development agenda.


Due to the UK’s history as a country that has long welcomed refugees and migrants, and is home to long-standing and vibrant diaspora and migrant communities, the country has an important role to play in informing and shaping international agreements on how we manage migration better in the future.


The APPG DDM is holding its first meeting of the 2017-2018 schedule to consider diaspora and migrant perspectives from the UK on the Global Compact on Migration (GCM). Worldwide consultations on this UN Global Compact on Migration are underway, and the recommendations and outcomes of the APPG DDM meeting will be turned into a summary report and formally submitted as part of this consultation.


The keynote speaker at the meeting will be Gervais Appave, Special Advisor to the IOM Director General, who will introduce the GCM, and the meeting chair will be Jeremy Lefroy MP. Other speakers will include representatives of African, Asian, and Latin American diaspora and migrant organisations involved in development and humanitarian response.


The APPG DDM invites all those concerned with migration and development issues, to provide short written or video submissions on issues raised by the GCM in relation to diaspora and migrant contributions to development prior to the meeting no later than 17.00 GMT on 26 November 2017 For info on the GCM consultation aand guiding questions, you can find more info here

Submissions can be sent via email to: paul@afford-uk.org

The Secretariat of the APPG DDM is provided by AFFORD UK, a leading diaspora organisation in the UK.

For further information or in case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul Asquith by email at: paul@afford-uk.org or by phone on +4407855036817.

We hope that you will be interested in attending this meeting, and look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


The AFFORD Team

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