8th GFMD Forum Meeting

14 - 16 October 2015
Istanbul, Turkey

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2014-2015 Key Activities


28Apr 2015

4th preparatory meetings of Turkey GFMD Chairmanship
Geneva, Switzerland


29Apr 2015

Thematic GFMD Meeting 2:
"The role of communications..."
Geneva, Switzerland


30Apr 2015

2nd preparatory meetings of Government RT Teams
Geneva, Switzerland

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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: Wednesday, 11 February 2015

    Geneva-05 February 2015. The first GFMD Thematic Meeting on “Migration in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda” was held in Geneva, bringing together around 150 policymakers and officials from UN Member States and representatives of international organizations and the civil society. The meeting was co-convened by the Governments of Bangladesh and Germany.

    At the opening session, Amb. Mehmet Samsar, Director General for Consular Affairs of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, remarked that it was a very critical time for the evolution of the post-2015 UN Development agenda. With the Open Working Group’s (OWG) report and the UN Secretary Generals’ Synthesis Report as points of departure, the Turkish Chair encouraged delegates to take the discussion of the thematic meeting beyond the abstract by considering what including migration in the post-2015 development agenda would mean in practice, and reviewing what progress has been made on including migration-related goals, targets and indicators in the agenda.

  • Date posted: Tuesday, 2 December 2014

    Geneva-24 November 2014. The Turkish GFMD Chair convened the 2nd round of preparatory meetings of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2014-2015 on Monday, 24 November, in Geneva.

    Both meetings of the GFMD Steering Group (SG) and the Friends of the Forum (FOF) were chaired by Ms. Esen Altug, Deputy Director General for Migration, Asylum and Visa of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The GFMD 2014-2015 Troika comprised of the outgoing 2013-2014 Chair Sweden and the incoming 2016 Chair Bangladesh lent support throughout the meetings.


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

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