GFMD 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship

GFMD 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship

"Towards a Global Social Contract on Migration and Development”
Tenth GFMD Summit
28 to 30 June 2017, Berlin

Germany and Morocco have assumed the co-chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2018.

During this two-year period, the focus will be on the contribution of the GFMD to the United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration. The Compact is intended to constitute a strong signal of the international community for an enhanced global migration policy, to be adopted by the community of states in 2018.

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GFMD 2016

GFMD 2016

"Migration that works for Sustainable Development of all: Towards a Transformative Migration Agenda”
GFMD and the UNITED NATIONS

GFMD and the SRSG

Mr. Peter Sutherland

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

Report of the SRSG on Migration [Arabic] [Chinese] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

GFMD & GCM

GFMD & GCM

 
  • As a member of Troika of the GFMD, Bangladesh will play its part in ensuring that the GFMD is used as a platform for pushing the boundaries of what is possible and generating consensus around ambitious outcomes for the GCM.

    Ambassador Ahsan, GFMD 2016 Chair
    02/02/2017
  • It has been a meeting that has allowed us to listen as Co-Chairs of GFMD, this new role that we have, to prepare the contribution of GFMD to GCM.

    El Habib Nadir, Co-Chair Morocco
    02/02/2017
  • The ad hoc Working Group on SDGs and GCM maintain an open dialogue with other member states in order to formulate GFMD recommendations and ensure an inclusive and transparent process.

    Brazil
    02/02/2017
  • Thanks to the trust built by the GFMD, we now have a UN compact.

    Sweden
    02/02/2017
  • We hope that participating members will seize this opportunity, notably here in Geneva, to translate GFMD outcomes into global compact commitments, as you did for the 2013 HLD and the New York Declarations.

    Francois Fouinat, Senior Advisor to the UN SRSG Peter Sutherland
    02/02/2017
  • GFMD could synthesize its wealth of knowledge in a coherent way for submission to the stock-taking exercise in order to substantiate discussions. This work could be led by the ad hoc WG on 2030 Agenda and GCM.

    Pietro Mona, Co-facilitator Switzerland
    02/02/2017
GFMD & Regional Consultative Processes

GFMD & RCPs

Platform For Partnerships (PFP)

Platform For Partnerships (PFP)

The PfP features government policies and programs (M&D Practices) that have been inspired by GFMD discussions and recommendations.

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Evidence Base

M & D Quips and Clips

M&D Quips and Clips

 
  • Considerations towards a global compact on migration

    "We should understand the New York Declaration within the framework of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) that took place in Bangladesh this past December.The language used to introduce this summit demonstrated the current  relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN’s Agenda 2030, and the need to apply them in a transformative way in the field of migration."

    Ambassador Arturo Cabrera Hidalgo, Ecuador, UN Special
    03/07/2017
  • The role of the GFMD as a think tank and discussion ground should be maintained in future deliberations in Global Compact on Migration.

    Russian Federation
    02/02/2017
  • GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

    “The GFMD could generate a space for thematic dialogues that could contribute to furthering debate, reaching a common understanding and sharing best practices.”

    Pietro Mona, Co-facilitator Switzerland
    02/10/2017
  • http://www.mt5.com/
    02/07/2017
  • Russian MIA representative took part in UN Global Forum on Migration and Development

    "The participants in the roundtable shared unique experience and spoke about the possibility how to recruit migrant workers while lowering costs of their stay in territories of the states."

    NewsKitchen Publisher
    12/14/2016
  • Qatar participates in migration forum

    "The forum discussed the cooperation for safe and legal migration in addition to supporting procedures for fair overseas employment and insuring decent work environment."

    The Peninsula Qatar
    12/13/2016
  • OIC participates in Dhaka Global Forum on Migration and Development

    "This annual forum of discussion on the link between migration and development is an open space of exchange on migration’s positive dynamics and challenges over the years and its influence on our societies."

    IINA
    12/11/2016
  • Global Community urged to address migrant issue

    "The business-government-civil society dialogue was one of the important events of the meeting."

    Gulf Times
    12/10/2016
  • Germany and Morocco prepare to assume co chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development for 2017 and 2018

    "The motto of the GFMD will be "Towards a Global Social Contract on Migration and Development". In particular, the balance of interests between migrants and their countries of origin, transit states and destinations will be addressed within the framework of regular and orderly migration.

    EIN News
    12/15/2016
  • ‘GFMD ends in Dhaka, Germany and Morocco co-chairs next year’

    "The Compact is intended to herald a strong signal from the international community for an enhanced global migration policy to be adopted by the community of states in 2018."

    bdnews24.com
    12/12/2016
  • Global Governance of Migration

    "Migration worldwide needs to be regulated not only for the sake of equal and fair treatment of immigrants but also to serve humankind effectively."

    The Independent
    12/15/2016
  • Migration needs to be ‘governed globally’

    "It (migration) cannot be politicised and securitised. It has to be dealt as a geopolitical issue."

    The Independent
    12/13/2016
  • Bangladesh leads on migration discussions

    "Participants came together to better understand the root causes of migration, share best practices, forge partnerships, and discuss ways to solve thorny problems."

    Anne C. Richard, US Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
    12/12/2016
  • 130 Nations agree on safe migration

    "Delegates also stressed the need for opening legal channels for migration for all categories of people -- skilled or low-skilled -- and effective border management to combat people smuggling or human trafficking."

    The Daily Star
    12/13/2016
  • ‘GFMD summit ends with agreement on governance of migration’

    "Bangladesh pressed home the idea of designing a global compact on migration that would ensure the rights of emigrants. Most of the countries present were in favor of an international law on the issue while some countries wanting a convention on it."

    Dhaka Tribune
    12/13/2016
  • What does the Global Forum on Migration and Development do?

    "This forum was thus only one step in long reflection that should lead to a common and consultative global migration policy. Like trade or climate change, migration is transnational…A multi-nation forum may or may not be the best frame or solution. But it is a sufficient and necessary step for making progress on the issues. The Global Forum must be seen as more than an obscure meeting,"

    Antoine Pécoud, Université Paris 13 - USPC
    12/13/2016
  • Global Forum on Migration and Development wraps up in Bangladesh

    "The Dhaka meeting brought together policy makers, UN agencies and civil society to discuss cooperation in global, social and labour market governance and issues such as gender, ethical recruitment, reducing migration costs, diversity and protection of migrants."

    IOM
    12/13/2016