H.E. Md. Shahidul Haque

Foreign Secretary, Bangladesh
Chair, GFMD 2016


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  • Date posted: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

    The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, in its capacity as Chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2016, has extended the invitation to all States that are Members and Observers of the United Nations, and other GFMD Observers to the Ninth GFMD Summit Meeting to be held on 10-12 December 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Her Excellency, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, will open the Ninth GFMD Summit on 10 December in the presence of high-level officials. After the inauguration ceremony, the GFMD 2016 Common Space -- for governments, international organizations, civil society, private sector and other non-state partners – will follow. This will serve as the principal occasion for interaction between the Governments and global Civil Society and other relevant stakeholders.

    Intensive Roundtable discussions and the special sessions on the GFMD Platform for Partnerships and the Future of the Forum will take place on 11-12 December. A report on the outcomes of these sessions will be made during the closing ceremony on 12 December. (See full agenda here.)

    All official delegations are strongly encouraged to register online here. For any question(s), write to the GFMD Support Unit at

    For interested media, a formal accreditation process is required here.


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