A virtual, multi-stakeholder dialogue between communications experts from South America took place on 28 February 2023. The session built on the 2020 Latin American Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) thematic discussion on Migration Narratives by bringing practitioners working in the field of migration narratives together to take stock of diverse experiences in the region, and share information and best practices on communications on migrants and refugees in South America. The session identified key challenges, shared existing practical communications tools, and explored...Read more
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
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:
#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
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
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
3 July 2020
Geneva: Participants from the Regional Conference on Migration – otherwise known as the Puebla Process – today concluded a series of discussions as part of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The RCM is a pan-American forum, bringing together eleven Member States from North and Central America. Numerous representatives of members of the South American Conference on Migration also participated, as well as stakeholders from civil society, business and local government.
Today’s discussion brought to a close a series...Read more
01 July 2020
GENEVA: Member States of the Bali Process, a major Regional Consultative Process focused on combating people smuggling, trafficking in persons and transnational crime in the Asia Pacific region, today completed their round of consultations as part of the GFMD 2020 Regional Meetings.
The Bali Process consultations focused discussions in three key thematic areas: exploring means of leveraging technology to empower migrants; addressing gaps in migrant protection; and issues relating to irregular migration. Breakout sessions were led by Gibril Faal...Read more
GENEVA: African Member States today completed a round of global discussions on migration and development, the first of five regions to conclude the 2020 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Regional Consultations. Co-organised by the African Union, the outcomes of those discussions between African Member States, civil society organisations, business and cities will now go forward to preparations for next year’s Summit, to be held in Dubai in January 2021.
Topics selected for dialogue during the GFMD-AU consultations included the impact of changing work...Read more
A major global summit on migration will be coming to Dubai in January 2021, after the UAE formally took over the Presidency of the Global Forum on Migration and Development from Ecuador on Thursday.
The hand-over, which took place during a formal ceremony in Quito, marked the start of an ambitious yearlong programme of events around the world, which will focus on improving how governments respond to international migration.
Addressing the Quito summit, Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, thanked assembled delegates for their confidence in...Read more