M&D Quips and Clips

  • Published Date:
    Wednesday, 22 March 2017

    Interview of Kathleen Newland, Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute

    Dr. Kathleen Newland, MPI
    Author:
    IOM GMDAC
  • Published Date:
    Tuesday, 7 March 2017

    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."

    Author:
    Ambassador Arturo Cabrera Hidalgo, Ecuador, UN Special
  • Published Date:
    Wednesday, 1 March 2017

    The Global Compact on Migration and GFMD

    Amb. Eduard Gnesa, Switzerland
    Author:
    IOM GMDAC
  • Published Date:
    Friday, 10 February 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.”

    Author:
    Pietro Mona, Switzerland
  • Published Date:
    Tuesday, 7 February 2017
    Author:
    http://www.mt5.com/
  • Published Date:
    Thursday, 2 February 2017

    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.

    Author:
    Ambassador Ahsan, GFMD 2016 Chair
  • Published Date:
    Thursday, 2 February 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.

    Author:
    Pietro Mona, Co-facilitator Switzerland
  • Published Date:
    Thursday, 2 February 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.

    Author:
    Francois Fouinat, Senior Advisor to the UN SRSG Peter Sutherland
  • Published Date:
    Thursday, 2 February 2017

    The role of the GFMD as a think tank and discussion ground should be maintained in future deliberations in Global Compact on Migration.

    Author:
    Russian Federation
  • Published Date:
    Thursday, 2 February 2017

    Thanks to the trust built by the GFMD, we now have a UN compact.

    Author:
    Sweden
  • Published Date:
    Thursday, 2 February 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.

    Author:
    Brazil
  • Published Date:
    Thursday, 2 February 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.

    Author:
    El Habib Nadir, Co-Chair Morocco
  • Published Date:
    Thursday, 15 December 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."

    Author:
    The Independent
  • Published Date:
    Thursday, 15 December 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.

    Author:
    EIN News
  • Published Date:
    Wednesday, 14 December 2016

    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."

    Author:
    NewsKitchen Publisher
  • Published Date:
    Tuesday, 13 December 2016

    Migration needs to be ‘governed globally’

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

    Author:
    The Independent
  • Published Date:
    Tuesday, 13 December 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."

    Author:
    The Peninsula Qatar
  • Published Date:
    Tuesday, 13 December 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."

    Author:
    IOM
  • Published Date:
    Tuesday, 13 December 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,"

    Author:
    Antoine Pécoud, Université Paris 13 - USPC
  • Published Date:
    Tuesday, 13 December 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."

    Author:
    Dhaka Tribune
  • Published Date:
    Tuesday, 13 December 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."

    Author:
    The Daily Star
  • Published Date:
    Monday, 12 December 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."

    Author:
    bdnews24.com
  • Published Date:
    Monday, 12 December 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."

    Author:
    Anne C. Richard, US Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
  • Published Date:
    Sunday, 11 December 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."

    Author:
    IINA
  • Published Date:
    Saturday, 10 December 2016

    Global Community urged to address migrant issue

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

    Author:
    Gulf Times