The New York Declaration that followed the 19th September Summit was an important milestone in the future of governance of international migration, in a context marked by mixed flows of movements, an unprecedented scale of large movement refugees and migrants, dramatic images and fear-driven rhetoric. How can member states design a Global Compact to facilitate mobility which will be both deliverable and balanced? What are the possible commitments by...Read more
On 20 and 21 October, the final Preparatory Meetings of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) under the Bangladesh Chairmanship were held in Geneva, led by H.E. Ambassador Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh. These meetings were aimed at preparing the Ninth GFMD Summit to be held in Dhaka on 10-12 December 2016 under the overarching theme, “Migration that Works for Sustainable Development for All: Towards a Transformative Migration Agenda.”
The Ninth GFMD...Read more
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...Read more
On the road to international migration governance
In accordance with the work plan of the 2016 Chair-in-Office of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), the third and final thematic workshop on “Migration for Peace, Stability and Growth” was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on July 19, at the margins of the fourth High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
In the heatwave so particular for the Big Apple in...Read more
2nd Preparatory Meetings in Geneva (17-19 May 2016)
There was a generally engaging tone when policy makers and diplomats from member states, prominent speakers and representatives from international organizations and from the civil society gathered for the 2nd round of preparatory meetings of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2016 in Geneva on May 17-19. In a period marked by pressing migrants and refugees’ issues, the Bangladesh GFMD Chair convened a series of meetings to bring member states up to speed with the...Read more