8th GFMD Forum Meeting

14 - 16 October 2015
Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center
Istanbul, Turkey


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Bosphorus Bridge

2014-2015 Key Activities


12-13Oct 2015

Civil Society Days
Istanbul, Turkey


12-16Oct 2015

8th GFMD Meeting
Istanbul, Turkey


GFMD Chair-in-Office

H.E. Mr. Feridun Hadi Sinirlioğlu

H.E. Feridun Hadi Sinirlioğlu

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: Thursday, 6 August 2015

    On 15 July 2015, the Turkish Chair of the 2014-15 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) convened the GFMD Thematic Meeting on The Mediterranean Crisis in a Global Context: A New Look at Migration and Development Approaches" at the Palais’ D’Egmont in Brussels.

    Around 100 representatives from governments, international organizations and the civil society participated and brought into the discussions the points of view of origin, transit, and destination countries, with the end in view of managing and ultimately resolving the crisis.

  • Date posted: Monday, 8 June 2015

    3 June 2015, Izmir, Turkey–A joint meeting of the G20, Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), and the Global Migration Group (GMG) took place in Izmir on 3 June 2015, at the margins of the G-20 Development Working Group meeting. The joint event was hosted by the Government of Turkey, concurrent Chair of the G-20 and GFMD for 2015.

  • 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.


Links with the United Nations


Mr. Peter Sutherland

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

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