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International Migrants Day

A new Good Neighbor Policy - CODEPINK - Women for Peace

The Local Peace Economy celebrate International Migrants Day with a viewing of a CodePink documentary that features first-hand testimonies from women from Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, on how their families have been heavily impacted by US foreign policy of  supporting military style government that protect American corporative business practices of exploiting both  workers and the environmental,  which has and is, ruining many small farmers, forcing them to leave the land to find work. If  the US wants to solve the migrant problem, it has to reform its foreign policy and become a good neighbor. Watch video below and learn more about international migrant day.

2021 THEME: HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF HUMAN MOBILITY

Work is the major reason that people migrate internationally, and migrant workers constitute a large majority of the world’s international migrants. PHOTO:IOM

A broad range of factors continue to determine the movement of people. They are either voluntary or forced movements as a result of the increased magnitude and frequency of disasters, economic challenges and extreme poverty or conflict. Approximately 281 million people were international migrants in 2020, representing 3.6 per cent of the global population.

All these will significantly affect the characteristics and scale of migration in the future and determine the strategies and policies countries must develop in order to harness the potential of migration while ensuring the fundamental human rights of migrants are protected.

Migrants contribute with their knowledge, networks, and skills to build stronger, more resilient communities. The global social and economic landscape can be shaped through impactful decisions to address the challenges and opportunities presented by global mobility and people on the move.

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) offers the opportunity and guidance to actualize human mobility and seize the opportunities it presents.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has assisted millions of migrants since it emerged 70 years ago to assist the vast number of Europeans displaced by the Second World War and continues to lead the way in promoting a humane and orderly management of migration for the benefit of all, including the communities of origin, transit and destination.

 

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The national CodePink organization organizes for justice for Iraqis and to hold war criminals accountable. CodePink actively opposes the U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, the prosecution of whistleblowers, U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and repressive regimes.

Rooted in a network of local organizers, CodePink's tactics include satire, street theatre, creative visuals, civil resistance, and directly challenging powerful decision-makers in government and corporations. And, of course, wearing pink!