The European Union is supporting the Ecuadorian Chairmanship of the 2019 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) through the MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) Initiative, implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), in hosting the two-day regional workshop “Harnessing Migration for Rural Development”, on 14 and 15 August in Kingston, Jamaica. The second of a series of four regional workshops ahead of the Quito Summit in November will gather representatives from academia, national and local-...Read more
On June 19th, as part of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) national process, Ecuador´s chairmanship organized a workshop with representatives from civil society, including more than 20 different organizations in the country. The objective of this activity was to communicate how the civil society mechanism works and emphasize the importance of ensuring the participation of national organizations in the process. Also, this dialogue served the purpose of exchanging perspectives on the substantive priorities established by the Ecuadorian GFMD Chairmanship.
On March 21-22, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2019 Chairmanship of the Government of Ecuador, together with the co-convening Governments of the Philippines and Bahrain, organized the first GFMD Thematic Workshop on the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) at the national level. Under the theme “Towards a Common Vision and Joint Action in Implementing the GCM at the National Level,” the workshop gathered...Read more
At the Migration Week in New York, the Ecuadorian Chair of the 2019 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), represented by Mr. Santiago Chávez Pareja, Vice Minister for Human Mobility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participated in a series of high-level meetings and events to present the GFMD 2019 thematic priorities and highlight relevant GFMD’s policy discussions and recommendations.