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Concluded Projects
Best Practices in International Migration
Established in: 2003
Short Description: The idea of this project is to collect Best Practices in international migration as source of information and inspiration for policy makers on how to best design creative, successful and sustainable solutions to the management of migration.
Contact: Paul de Guchteneire

UNESCO Project to Fight Human Trafficking in Africa
Established in: 2004
Short description: The project will initiate policy-based research on factors related to human trafficking and the links between poverty, human rights violations and trafficking in six African countries (Benin, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Togo). On the basis of this research it will advocate for better solutions to effectively combat exploitative migration of women and children.
Contact: Saori Terada

Democratic Governance in a Multi-cultural and Multi-ethnic Society, Swiss - Kyrgyz Democracy Training Project
Established in: 1998
Short description: This is a democracy training project to introduce selected individuals from Kyrgyzstan - among them policy-makers, legislators, judiciary officials, and representatives from public and non-governmental organisations - to the functioning of democratic governance in Switzerland, an environment of ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity.
Contact: Paul de Guchteneire

Diaspora Knowledge Networks
This forthcoming project in cooperation with the International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation (ICSSD) will build an infrastructure that can be used by members of scientific and technical diaspora to contribute to development in their countries of origin.
Contact: William Turner

China National Migrants Urban Poverty Reduction Project
Established in: 2001
Short Description: A research-action project aiming at reducing urban poverty among young and especially female migrants. It provides support, life skills, basic skills, information services, vocational training to develop advocacy about migration issues, support policy design. Most of all, it will reinforce the migrants' awareness of their rights.

Migration and Multiculturalism in Pakistan
Established in: 2003
Short Description: UNESCO Islamabad Office has established a forum for discussing and sharing ideas, information, innovations, and best practices in an informal setting. Publications of the forum will highlight issues related to migration and ethno-cultural diversity in the major regions of Pakistan. They will reflect the urgency to formulate and implement a coherent migration policy in Pakistan, taking into account the interest and rights of immigrants, particularly women and children.

Ibero-American Programme on Education, Culture and Migrations (PIECUM)
Established in: 2003
Short Description: PIECUM was started by UNESCO, the Organization of Ibero-American States (OIS) and the International Organization of Migrations (IOM) in order to promote strengthening, training and updating of policies related to migration. The programme seeks to improve the understanding of these themes, to undertake research-action and intervene in migration processes with appropriate tools.
Contact: Paul de Guchteneire

Ethno-Net Africa: A network for comparative studies, monitoring and evaluation of ethnic conflicts and social transformation in Africa

Managing cultural, ethnic and religious diversity on local, state and international level

Monitoring of ethnicity, conflicts and cohesion:
Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Multicultural Policies and Modes of Citizenship in European Cities

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