GENEVA - The second year of the GFMD 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship of Germany and Morocco got off the ground by the convening of GFMD preparatory meetings and RT Consultations on February 5 and 6 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The meetings of the Troika, Steering Group and the Friends of the Forum on February 5 coincided with the release of The “Zero Draft” of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). As foreseen, the GCM process was at the center of the discussions of these GFMD bodies.
5 February 2018 – Preparatory Meetings of...Read more
4 December, Puerto Vallarta—On the first day of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) stocktaking conference, the GFMD Co-Chairs officially handed over the GFMD Thematic Recollection (2017-2017) to the GCM Co-Facilitators, Amb. Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN in New York and Amb. Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN...Read more
3rd Preparatory Meetings focus on 2018 Draft Agenda and GCM Contribution
(9 October, Geneva) Ahead of the United Nations-led GCM consultative meetings on 12-13 October in Geneva, the German and Moroccan GFMD Co-Chairs convened the Third Preparatory Meetings to inform the Troika, Steering Group (SG) and Friends of the Forum (FOF) of the status of the GFMD’s draft contribution to the Global Compact for Migration (GCM), with particular emphasis on Chapter 3 concerning the future role of the GFMD in the framework of the GCM implementation and...Read more
6 September, Vienna — The German-Moroccan GFMD Co-Chairmanship in cooperation with the Governments of Philippines and Sweden held a stock-taking thematic workshop on the “GFMD’s Contribution to the Global Compact on Migration (GCM).” The event saw the participation of more than 140 policymakers and practitioners in the field of international migration, representing 70 UN Member States and international organizations, civil society and the private sector.
The event was organized to...Read more
GFMD Side Event, HLPF 2017
12 July, New York -- At the margins of the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the German-Moroccan Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) hosted a side event. The event presented the GFMD’s substantive input – from a migration perspective – to the 2017 HLPF topic of “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.”
In opening the event, Ambassador Götz Schmidt-Bremme, representing GFMD Co-Chair Germany,...Read more