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Date posted: Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The European Union supports the Ecuadorian Presidency of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2019 (GFMD) through the MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) Initiative, implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). In this context, the regional workshop entitled "Supporting host and arrival cities through policy coherence and multi-stakeholder partnerships", jointly organised by ICMPD, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru, on 16 and 17 October 2019, in Lima is the latest in a series of four regional...Read more

Date posted: Monday, 14 October 2019

On Friday 11 October, the 2019 Ecuadorian Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the African Union’s African Institute for Remittances (AIR) successfully hosted the event on “The impact of remittances on rural transformation in Africa: from commitments to action”, at the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa.

The event saw the participation of an high number of AU Member States representatives, additional Permanent Missions in Addis Ababa (Chile, Mexico, Norway, Sweden...Read more

Date posted: Thursday, 26 September 2019

10-11 September, Geneva – Ambassador Santiago Chavez, representing the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2019 Chair Ecuador, presided the third and final preparatory meetings of the GFMD in 2019 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

In the lead up to the Twelfth GFMD Summit to be held in Quito on 19 to 22 November, the GFMD Chair informed the GFMD community about the activities that have taken place since the last meetings in May. He invited all participating Member States and GFMD Observers to attend the Quito GFMD Summit. 

In addition to...Read more

Date posted: Thursday, 19 September 2019

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). The two-day regional workshop “Providing regular pathways from crisis to safety”, co-organised by ICMPD and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 19 and 20 September in Quito, Ecuador is the third in a series of four regional workshops...Read more

Date posted: Sunday, 1 September 2019

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 a series of four regional roundtables engage regional stakeholders in meaningful dialogue ahead of the Quito Summit to be held in November 2019. The workshops respond to one of the priorities expressed by the Ecuadorian GFMD Chairmanship to engage regional stakeholders in meaningful dialogue ahead of the Quito Summit in...Read more

Date posted: Wednesday, 28 August 2019

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 a series of four regional roundtables ahead of the Quito Summit to be held in November 2019. The workshops respond to one of the priorities expressed by the Ecuadorian GFMD Chairmanship to engage regional stakeholders in meaningful dialogue ahead of the Quito Summit in November 2019.

This first workshop focused on the...Read more

Date posted: Wednesday, 14 August 2019
The 2019 GFMD Chair seeks to strengthen the dialogue between all stakeholders in the process, including a more systematic participation of the academia. With this objective, the Ecuadorian GFMD Chairmanship convened the First National Academic Workshop on Migration and Development on June 27th 2019 with around 50 representatives from the academia on a national level. Held at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN), the workshop had the following objectives:

     1. to exchange perspectives on the substantive priorities of the...Read more

Date posted: Friday, 9 August 2019

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

Date posted: Tuesday, 30 July 2019
New York – Under the Chairmanship of Ecuador, the GFMD once again proved its strong convening power by gathering over 100 representatives of governments, United Nations organizations, the civil society and local and regional authorities in a side event, “GFMD Perspective on Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality” at the UN Plaza on 11 July. 
 
Held on the margins of the 2019 High-level Political Forum (...Read more
Date posted: Wednesday, 10 July 2019

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.

The...Read more