Collaborations & Network

GRFDT Collaborations & Network.

Center for Research on North America (CISAN), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM),Mexico

UNAM Center for Research on North America (CISAN) was founded in the late 1980s —originally as the Center for Research on the United States of America (CISEUA). The Center for Research on North America organizes international conferences and seminars, inviting high-level specialists from abroad and its own researchers to participate. These events are open to the general public and anyone interested in North American issues. As part of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), CISAN’s central value is access to education and knowledge.

Delhi Post, New Delhi, India

Delhi Post is a digital media start-up. The Delhi Post is published by the Institute of Poverty and Governance (IPG) – a multidisciplinary think-tank. The IPG is an independent and non-partisan organisation based in New Delhi. The IPG Board consists of eminent academicians, development experts and parliamentarians across political spectrum.


Bharati College, University of Delhi, India

Bharati College, one of the top women’s college in West Delhi, is a constituent college of the University of Delhi is located in a serene and scenic campus and caters to about 2000 students, offering instruction in eleven disciplines in the Arts and Social Sciences and students can opt for honours courses in 8 of them.



Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Manila, Philippines

Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) believes that migrants’ rights are human rights. Documented or undocumented, irrespective of race, gender, class, age and religious belief, migrant workers’ rights are guaranteed by the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Protection of Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families and other international conventions.

The Cross-Regional Center for Refugees and Migrants, Beirut, Lebanon

The Cross-Regional Center for Refugees and Migrants was established to deepen exchange in the Euro Mediterranean and Arab Regions. The Cross-Regional Center for Refugees and Migrants is comprised of active refugee and migrant rights organizations.

The Civil Society Action Committee, Geneva, Switzerland

The Civil Society Action Committee was set up by civil society in 2016 ahead of the High Level Summit to Address Large Movements of Migrants and Refugees, with the aim to drive collective strategy, organising and communication as an extra level of civil society advocacy towards Summit outcomes and implementation thereof. Among the resources created for this work was the dedicated website, which contains ten newsletters produced during the period, joint and individual civil society statements and other documents related to the Summit processes.

End of 2016, Action Committee members voted to continue to work together to ensure concrete implementation by bridging and connecting (not controlling) civil society organisations around the four commitments that states unanimously adopted in the Summit’s New York Declaration through 2017 - 2018: 

  1. To develop a Global Compact for Refugees
  2. To develop a Global Compact on Migration
  3. To expand a global campaign against xenophobia and for inclusion of migrants
  4. To consider adopting guidelines and principles on improving treatment of migrants in vulnerable situations


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