Geneva, Switzerland—On 3 May 2018, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2017-2018 Co-Chairs, Germany and Morocco, in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), convened a GFMD Thematic Workshop on Labour Migration and Skills. The day-long workshop aimed to inform the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) negotiations, with knowledge, experiences and good practices of different stakeholders and explore how the GFMD can support the GCM in advancing the...Read more
Skhirat, Morocco—On April 18 and 19, the first thematic workshop under the second year of the GFMD 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship of Morocco and Germany was organized in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) at the Mohammed VI International Conference Center. Entitled ‘Migration for Development: a roadmap to achieving the SDGs,’ the two-day workshop focused on the interrelationship between human mobility and the achievement of migration-related...Read more
On the margins of IOM’s International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2018, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2017-2018 Co-Chairs, Germany and Morocco, and the Global Migration Group (GMG) Co-Chairs, IOM and FAO, co-organized a side event entitled “Migration and Rural Development: Fostering Transnational Partnerships” at the UN in New York on March 26. The side event was held to highlight the complex relationship between migration and agriculture and rural development, as well as share and...Read more
(after First Day of 16th UN Coordination Meeting, 15 Feb 2017, New York)
15 February, New York—On the margins of the 16th Coordination Meeting on International Migration, organized by UNDESA at the United Nations Headquarters, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship of Morocco and Germany hosted a reception to mark the launch of the GFMD 2018 thematic priorities and work program.
The reception capped a full day of...Read more
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
4 December, Puerto Vallarta—On the first day of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) stocktaking conference, the GFMD Co-Chairs officially handed over the GFMD Thematic Recollection (2017-2017) to the GCM Co-Facilitators, Amb. Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN in New York and Amb. Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN...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