Media Accreditation

Special media accreditation is necessary for media to attend the 8th Meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development. Media accreditation is handled by the Republic of Turkey Office of the Prime Minister,Directorate General of Press and Information . The last day to apply for accreditation is 14.00,12 October, 2015.

Application for Media Accreditation:


Media representatives are welcome to attend the below indicated sessions during the meeting. Please note indicative times for the plenary sessions.

Wednesday, 14 October

13.30 – 15.00

Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome address: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Chair of the GFMD
  • Opening speech: Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey
  • Speech by UNHCR Antonio Guterres
  • Speech by Foreign and European Affairs Minister and Minister of
  • Immigration and Asylum of Luxemburg Jean Asselborn, on behalf of the
  • Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Speech by EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos
  • Keynote speech: UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson
  • Speech by UNAOC High Representative Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
  • Remarks from the incoming Chair
  • Report from the Civil Society Days
  • Family photo

15.00 – 16.15

Common Space

  • Opening of Common Space (in plenary)
  • Keynote Speech
  • Panel  discussion (Davos style) (Moderator: Peter Sutherland UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on Migration

Thursday, 15 October

9.00 – 9.30

Round Table Sessions Opening Plenary Session

Opening Remarks           

  • Chair
  • Incoming Chair

Friday, 16 October

09.00 – 09.15

Opening Plenary Session

  • Opening Remarks

Closing of Plenary Session

15.00 – 15.10

  • Conclusion by the Turkish GFMD Chair

15.10 – 15.20

  • Statement by incoming GFMD 2016 Chair Bangladesh

15.20 – 15.30

  • Closing remarks