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
3rd Preparatory Meetings focus on 2018 Draft Agenda and GCM Contribution
(9 October, Geneva) Ahead of the United Nations-led GCM consultative meetings on 12-13 October in Geneva, the German and Moroccan GFMD Co-Chairs convened the Third Preparatory Meetings to inform the Troika, Steering Group (SG) and Friends of the Forum (FOF) of the status of the GFMD’s draft contribution to the Global Compact for Migration (GCM), with particular emphasis on Chapter 3 concerning the future role of the GFMD in the framework of the GCM implementation and...Read more
6 September, Vienna — The German-Moroccan GFMD Co-Chairmanship in cooperation with the Governments of Philippines and Sweden held a stock-taking thematic workshop on the “GFMD’s Contribution to the Global Compact on Migration (GCM).” The event saw the participation of more than 140 policymakers and practitioners in the field of international migration, representing 70 UN Member States and international organizations, civil society and the private sector.
The event was organized to...Read more
GFMD Side Event, HLPF 2017
12 July, New York -- At the margins of the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the German-Moroccan Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) hosted a side event. The event presented the GFMD’s substantive input – from a migration perspective – to the 2017 HLPF topic of “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.”
In opening the event, Ambassador Götz Schmidt-Bremme, representing GFMD Co-Chair Germany,...Read more
28-30 June, Berlin—The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) held the Tenth Summit Meeting at the German Federal Foreign Office under the 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship of Germany and Morocco. Under the overarching theme: "Towards a Global Social Contract on Migration and Development,” the summit gathered around 650 participants, comprised of policymakers and practitioners from 140 states, as well as...Read more
In its capacity as a Co-Chair for the Global forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in 2017-2018, the Ministry Delegate in Charge of Moroccan Living abroad and Migrations affairs organized in Rabat on 24 May 2017 the GFMD Thematic Workshop on “Climate Change and Human Mobility: Towards dignified, coordinated and sustainable solutions.”Read more
6 April 2017, Geneva - The second GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (GCM) took place on April 6 and gathered over 180 representatives from member states, GFMD observers, civil society and private sector. The Dialogue substantiated the envisaged GFMD inputs to the scheduled stock-taking exercise for the Global Compact, to be held in Mexico in late November 2017.Read more
10 April, Geneva - At a time when migration is on the spotlight at all levels of governance, and the global community is riding high on the inclusion of migration in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and the launch of the Global Compact on Migration process, the GFMD Co-Chairs Germany and Morocco convened three days of meetings on April 5 to 7 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Read more
3-4 April 2017, Geneva—Under the overarching theme of “Strengthening public-private dialogue in achieving the United Nations Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (GCM),” the GFMD Business Mechanism hosted a two-day business thematic meeting to inform the comprehensive GFMD Business Report to be presented during the Tenth GFMD Summit in Berlin (28-30 June 2017). The GFMD 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship participated in this...Read more
20 March 2017, Geneva - Ambassador Götz Schmidt-Bremme of the Federal Foreign Affairs of Germany, representing the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship, discussed the GFMD’s links to the International Labour Organization (ILO) at the Government Group Meeting of the 329th session of the ILO Governing Body held on March 20 in Geneva.
Germany will host the Tenth GFMD Summit from 28 to 30 June 2017 with the overarching theme, Towards a Global Social Contract on Migration and Development. In this regard, Ambassador Schmidt-...Read more