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.
2014-2015 Key Activities
TBC September 2014
- GFMD Turkish Chairmanship Event on the margins of the
UNGA 69th Regular Session
21-22 October 2014
- 1st preparatory meetings of Turkey GFMD Chairmanship
24 November 2014
- 2nd preparatory meetings of Turkey GFMD Chairmanship
Date posted: Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Date posted: Friday, 23 May 2014
On 14 to 16 May 2014, Sweden hosted the 7th GFMD Forum Meeting in Stockholm with the overarching theme “Unlocking the potential of migration for inclusive development.” The meeting which gathered some 900 delegates from 140 countries and 30 international organizations kicked off on 14 May with a grand opening ceremony. Swedish Minister for Migration Tobias Billström and Swedish Minister from International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström, gave welcome remarks while H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt delivered inspiring opening speeches.