On the margins of IOM’s International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2018, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2017-2018 Co-Chairs, Germany and Morocco, and the Global Migration Group (GMG) Co-Chairs, IOM and FAO, co-organized a side event entitled “Migration and Rural Development: Fostering Transnational Partnerships” at the UN in New York on March 26. The side event was held to highlight the complex relationship between migration and agriculture and rural development, as well as share and...Read more
(after First Day of 16th UN Coordination Meeting, 15 Feb 2017, New York)
15 February, New York—On the margins of the 16th Coordination Meeting on International Migration, organized by UNDESA at the United Nations Headquarters, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship of Morocco and Germany hosted a reception to mark the launch of the GFMD 2018 thematic priorities and work program.
The reception capped a full day of...Read more
12-14 February, New York -- Ambassador Jürgen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in New York, represented the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Co-Chairmanship of Germany and Morocco at the 2018 annual Global Migration Group (GMG) strategic retreat held at the Greentree Estate on 14 February.
The GMG retreat discussed strategic priorities for 2018, notably on how to support the process leading...Read more
GENEVA - The second year of the GFMD 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship of Germany and Morocco got off the ground by the convening of GFMD preparatory meetings and RT Consultations on February 5 and 6 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The meetings of the Troika, Steering Group and the Friends of the Forum on February 5 coincided with the release of The “Zero Draft” of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). As foreseen, the GCM process was at the center of the discussions of these GFMD bodies.
5 February 2018 – Preparatory Meetings of...Read more
4 December, Puerto Vallarta—On the first day of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) stocktaking conference, the GFMD Co-Chairs officially handed over the GFMD Thematic Recollection (2017-2017) to the GCM Co-Facilitators, Amb. Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN in New York and Amb. Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN...Read more