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Date posted: Monday, 30 January 2023

The Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), António Vitorino and Ambassador Jérôme Bonnafont, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in Geneva signed an agreement on 18 January to set in place the framework for the Secretariat to provide support to the Forum.

Through this agreement, IOM renews its commitment to support the GFMD as an important platform for dialogue for experts and practitioners from national and local governments, the private sector and civil society to discuss the challenges and opportunities linked to migration...Read more

Date posted: Thursday, 10 November 2022

Join us for this side event organized at the French Pavilion at the COP27 in Sharm El Sheik!

 

Building Resilient Cities in an Age of Migration & Climate Change : A Youth Perspective

11 November 2022 4:30 - 6:00 PM (UTC+2) - French Pavilion

The event will be broadcasted live on the following channels in French and English:

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Date posted: Tuesday, 21 December 2021

#ItTakesACommunity to make where we live feel like home! On this International Migrants Day, we’re proud to reflect on one-year of the #ItTakesACommunity campaign highlighting the many contributions migrants make to their communities. We’ve collected hundreds of stories from across the globe! Add your voice and share your own story of community solidarity by using the hashtag #ItTakesaCommunity.

How would you complete the sentence? Share your response and become part of the ‘It Takes a Community…’ campaign! https://www....Read more

Date posted: Monday, 20 July 2020

An initiative to organise six international consultations on migration has been successfully concluded. The consultations, which took place as part of the UAE’s 2020 Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), encompassed participation from both Anglophone and Francophone Africa, West and South Asia, East Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Over the course of two months, 856 individuals from governments, civil society, business and city administrations around the world took part in the initiative, which all took place online. The final consultation of the six...Read more

Date posted: Monday, 13 July 2020

10 July 2020 

GENEVA: A joint consultation between the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, providing a platform for European perspectives on migration has come to a successful conclusion. The GFMD-OECD consultation is the fourth regional series to be completed, following on from similar events held in cooperation with the African Union, Bali Process and Regional Conference on Migration. 

Topics selected for dialogue by OECD constituents included the governance of labour migration in...Read more