The Republic of Turkey is the Chair-in-Office of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) as of 1 July 2014 from the Sweden, for a period of 18 months, until end December 2015. During its Chairmanship, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey will lead the Chair's Taskforce and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will chair the GFMD Summit Meeting in 2015.
Turkey has volunteered to take up this challenging task, not only because of its increasing engagement in the area of migration, but also because of its growing commitment to sustainable development. Turkey has a wealth of experiences to share in the area of migration and development. Traditionally known as a migrant sending country, Turkey has become an attractive destination due to its economic growth and social development.