On 14 to 16 May 2014, Sweden hosted the 7th GFMD Forum Meeting in Stockholm with the overarching theme “Unlocking the potential of migration for inclusive development.” The meeting which gathered some 900 delegates from 140 countries and 30 international organizations kicked off on 14 May with a grand opening ceremony. Swedish Minister for Migration Tobias Billström and Swedish Minister from International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström, gave welcome remarks while H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt delivered inspiring...Read more
On 11 March 2014, Ambassador Eva Åkerman Börje, representing GFMD 2013-2014 Chair-in-Office Sweden, convened the last round of preparatory meetings of the GFMD Steering Group (SG) and the Friends of the Forum (FOF) in the final stretch to the GFMD 2014 Forum Meeting to be held in Stockholm on 14-16 May 2014....Read more
2013 proved to be an event-packed year for the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), even in the absence of the annual summit meeting for the first time since its inception in 2007.
With the overarching theme, “Unlocking the Potential of Migration for Inclusive Development”, Sweden as GFMD Chair-in-Office spearheads the 18-month preparatory process that engages all UN Member States, GFMD Observers, the civil society and other non-government stakeholders, culminating in a final meeting in Stockholm on 14-16 May 2014.Read more
Geneva – 14 October 2013. On 11 September 2013, the Government of Sweden, current GFMD 2013-2014 Chair-in-Office, joined by the Governments of Morocco and Netherlands, convened a thematic meeting on “Labour Migration and Diaspora: Improving Labour Market Complementarities and Economic Development Outcomes, attended by over 130 policy-makers, government officials and representatives from international organizations and civil society.
The second GFMD 2013-2014 thematic meeting was structured around three panels. Panel I on Scene setters...Read more
Geneva – 30 May 2013. At the 2nd meeting this year of the GFMD Steering Group held in the morning of 21 May, Amb. Åkerman Börje consulted with over 50 delegates from 26 Steering Group member countries on strategic and policy matters. The Chair presented an updated GFMD Budget for 2013-2014, highlighting a 3% overall reduction in costs.Read more