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
The European Union supports the Ecuadorian Presidency of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2019 (GFMD) through the MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) Initiative, implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). In this context, the regional workshop entitled "Supporting host and arrival cities through policy coherence and multi-stakeholder partnerships", jointly organised by ICMPD, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru, on 16 and 17 October 2019, in Lima is the latest in a series of four regional...Read more
On Friday 11 October, the 2019 Ecuadorian Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the African Union’s African Institute for Remittances (AIR) successfully hosted the event on “The impact of remittances on rural transformation in Africa: from commitments to action”, at the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa.
The event saw the participation of an high number of AU Member States representatives, additional Permanent Missions in Addis Ababa (Chile, Mexico, Norway, Sweden...Read more