5 to 7 December, Marrakesh —On the eve of the historic Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), the German and Moroccan GFMD Co-Chairs convened the Eleventh GFMD Summit, marking the culmination of the two-year Chairmanship from the beginning of 2017 to the end of 2018. Under the overarching theme: “Honoring International Commitments to Unlock the Potential of All Migrants for Development,” the event saw the participation of over 2,000 delegates from 135 United Nations Member States, 45 international organizations,...Read more
In September 2018, the Government of Ecuador’s voluntary offer to chair the GFMD in 2019 was strongly endorsed by participating Member States. Ecuador, a long-term and active member of the GFMD, brings to the GFMD process its expertise as a major migrant receiving country with world-recognized migration policies, and an active voice in international migration affairs. It also represents a return of the Chairmanship to Latin America for the first time since 2010.
Over the past ten years, Ecuador has been actively involved in the GFMD as a member of the Steering Group...Read more
Palais des Nations, Geneva—The German and Moroccan Co-Chairs of the 2017-2018 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) convened the seventh GFMD preparatory meetings and the final GFMD 2018 Roundtable team consultations on September 3 and 5 respectively. The three consecutive meetings of the GFMD Troika, Steering Group (SG) and Friends of the Forum (FOF) marked the first global...Read more
As part of GFMD’s efforts to accompany the evolving GCM process and encourage Member States to develop their perspectives on international cooperation on migration in the future, the 2017-2018 Co-Chairs, Germany and Morocco, convened a GFMD Dialogue on GCM implementation. With the successful finalization of the intergovernmental negotiations on July 13, this Dialogue provided the first opportunity for over 200 representatives from member states, GFMD observers...Read more
On the occasion of the seventh GFMD 2017-2018 Preparatory Meetings, the Government of Ecuador assumed the GFMD Chairmanship for 2019, following the endorsement of the GFMD Steering Group. Ambassador Luis Gallegos and Ambassador Arturo Cabrera, Permanent Representative and Deputy Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the UNOG, highlighted to the Steering Group and the Friends of the Forum, respectively, Ecuador’s long-standing engagement in and for the GFMD, as well as in relation to the GCM-process.
In their separate...Read more