8th GFMD Forum Meeting

14 - 16 October 2015
Istanbul, Turkey

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2014-2015 Key Activities


03Jun 2015

GFMD-GMG-G20 Side Event
İzmir, Turkey


02-04Sept 2015

Final preparatory meetings of Turkey GFMD Chairmanship
Geneva, Switzerland


12-13Oct 2015

Civil Society Days
Istanbul, Turkey


14-16Oct 2015

8th GFMD Meeting
Istanbul, Turkey

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GFMD Chair-in-Office

H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkey
Chair, GFMD 2014-2015

Sweden GFMD 2013-2014

Amb. Eva Åkerman Börje

Chair, Sweden GFMD 2013-2014

Latest News

  • Date posted: Monday, 18 May 2015

    On 15-16 May 2015, the Turkish Chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), represented by Ambassador Mehmet Samsar, and the Government of Switzerland, represented by Ambassador Eduard Gnesa, co-hosted a GFMD Private Sector meeting in Istanbul, bringing together a select number of business decision makers from the ICT and Food, Beverage and hospitality sectors, relevant government policy makers, and other key stakeholders.

  • Date posted: Monday, 11 May 2015

    tm2 On 29 April 2015, the Turkish Chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) together with the Governments of Mexico and Greece, co-convened the second GFMD Thematic Meeting on “The role of communications in promoting widespread recognition of the benefits of migration, improving public perceptions of migrants, combating discrimination, and promoting integration” in Geneva.

  • Date posted: Friday, 8 May 2015

    fof4Geneva-28 to 30 April 2015. The Turkish GFMD Chair convened the 4th round of preparatory meetings, the second Thematic GFMD Meeting on “the role of communications" and the second preparatory meetings of Government Roundtable Teams.



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United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for International Migration

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