8th GFMD Forum Meeting

Istanbul, Turkey

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Bosphorus Bridge

2014-2015 Key Activities

22 September 2014

  • GFMD Turkish Chairmanship Event on the margins of the UNGA 69th Regular Session
    13h00 to 14h00 hours, Turkish Center, 821 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017

21-22 October 2014

  • 1st preparatory meetings of Turkey GFMD Chairmanship

24 November 2014

  • 2nd preparatory meetings of Turkey GFMD Chairmanship

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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: Tuesday, 1 July 2014

    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.

  • 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.


Links with the United Nations


Mr. Peter Sutherland

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

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