A Thematic Workshop on the GFMD's Contribution to the Global Compact on Migration (GCM)

Vienna, 06 September 2017


The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2017-2018 Co-Chairs, Germany and Morocco, with the assistance of the Governments of Philippines and Sweden, are very pleased to invite you to a GFMD Thematic Workshop on 6 September 2017, 09h00 to 18h00, at Hotel Savoyen in Vienna, Austria. The workshop aims to synthesize the GFMD’s inputs to the Global Compact on Migration (GCM). The outcomes of the workshop will be instrumental in finalizing the GFMD’s contribution to the GCM, which will be submitted to the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for International Migration (SRSG) in November and the co-facilitators of the GCM process, ahead of the scheduled GCM stocktaking exercise in Mexico.

The updated agenda, logisitics note and excerpts from the GFMD Recommendations to the GCM are here for your reference. To confirm your participation, we ask you to send an email to registration@gfmd.org by 1 September 2017.

The workshop is being organized back to back with the Fifth GCM Informal Thematic Session which will be held on 4-5 September. It is our hope that policy-makers and practitioners that are also taking part in the Fifth GCM Session will be encouraged to participate in the GFMD thematic workshop, with a view to enriching the GFMD's draft contribution to the GCM.

Simultaneous interpretation during the sessions will also be provided in English, French and Spanish. For other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the GFMD Support Unit: support.unit@gfmd.org.  Please check our mobile app (Android | iOS) for more updates.

We look forward to your participation in Vienna on 6 September!


Mr. Götz Schmidt-Bremme

Ambassador for the 2017-2018 GFMD


German Federal Foreign Office

Mr. El Habib Nadir

Secretary General

Ministry Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs

GFMD 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship