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Date posted: Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Turkey GFMD Chair addresses the Opening  Of 2015 Civil Society Days

12 October 2015 -- On behalf of the Turkish Chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2014-2015, Ms. Esen Altuğ, Deputy Director-General for Migration, Asylum and Visa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs addressed the opening of the 2015 Civil Society Days held in Istanbul, which was attended by around 300 participants representing different sectors of civil society from all regions of the world.

Since 2007, the Civil Society Days have preceded the GFMD Government Meeting, paving the way for a purposeful interaction between civil...Read more

Date posted: Friday, 9 October 2015
GFMD 8th Summit Meeting Istanbul

Around 150 countries will gather from 14 to 16 October 2015 in Istanbul for the 8th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit Meeting taking place under the Chairmanship of Turkey, as represented by H.E. Feridun Hadi Sinirlioğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Turkish GFMD Summit comes in the wake of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and amidst heightened global attention on migrants’ plight. 

UN Deputy Secretary General H.E. Jan Eliasson will deliver the...Read more

Date posted: Thursday, 6 August 2015

On 15 July 2015, the Turkish Chair of the 2014-15 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) convened the GFMD Thematic Meeting on The Mediterranean Crisis in a Global Context: A New Look at Migration and Development Approaches" at the Palais’ D’Egmont in Brussels.

Around 100 representatives from governments, international organizations and the civil society participated and brought into the discussions the points of view of origin, transit, and destination countries, with the end in view of managing and ultimately resolving the...Read more

Date posted: Monday, 8 June 2015

3 June 2015, Izmir, Turkey–A joint meeting of the G20, Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), and the Global Migration Group (GMG) took place in Izmir on 3 June 2015, at the margins of the G-20 Development Working Group meeting. The joint event was hosted by the Government of Turkey, concurrent Chair of the G-20 and GFMD for 2015.

Mr. Kerem Divanlıoğlu, Deputy Director General for Multilateral Economic Affairs of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ms. Esen...Read more

Date posted: Monday, 18 May 2015

On 15-16 May 2015, the Turkish Chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), represented by Ambassador Mehmet Samsar, and the Government of Switzerland, represented by Ambassador Eduard Gnesa, co-hosted a GFMD Private Sector meeting in Istanbul, bringing together a select number of business decision makers from the ICT and Food, Beverage and hospitality sectors, relevant government policy makers, and other key stakeholders.Read more