6 April 2017, Geneva - The second GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (GCM) took place on April 6 and gathered over 180 representatives from member states, GFMD observers, civil society and private sector. The Dialogue substantiated the envisaged GFMD inputs to the scheduled stock-taking exercise for the Global Compact, to be held in Mexico in late November 2017.Read more
10 April, Geneva - At a time when migration is on the spotlight at all levels of governance, and the global community is riding high on the inclusion of migration in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and the launch of the Global Compact on Migration process, the GFMD Co-Chairs Germany and Morocco convened three days of meetings on April 5 to 7 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Read more
3-4 April 2017, Geneva—Under the overarching theme of “Strengthening public-private dialogue in achieving the United Nations Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (GCM),” the GFMD Business Mechanism hosted a two-day business thematic meeting to inform the comprehensive GFMD Business Report to be presented during the Tenth GFMD Summit in Berlin (28-30 June 2017). The GFMD 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship participated in this...Read more
20 March 2017, Geneva - Ambassador Götz Schmidt-Bremme of the Federal Foreign Affairs of Germany, representing the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship, discussed the GFMD’s links to the International Labour Organization (ILO) at the Government Group Meeting of the 329th session of the ILO Governing Body held on March 20 in Geneva.
Germany will host the Tenth GFMD Summit from 28 to 30 June 2017 with the overarching theme, Towards a Global Social Contract on Migration and Development. In this regard, Ambassador Schmidt-...Read more
On the margins of the highly successful 15th Coordination Meeting on International Migration organized by UN DESA at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on February 16, the GFMD 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship hosted a reception at the Permanent Mission of Germany. Both Ambassador Schmidt-Bremme and Mr. El Habib Nadir, representing the German and Moroccan Co-Chairs,...Read more
Geneva – 7 February: Under the overarching theme, "Towards a Global Social Contract on Migration and Development", six government-led Roundtable teams met in Geneva on 2 February to prepare the GFMD roundtables to be held in Berlin on 28 to 30 June 2017. The RT teams, currently comprised of 54 governments, 14 international organizations and representatives of civil society and private sector held an initial exchange of views on the substance and format of the planned RT sessions in Berlin. Members of the German and Moroccan GFMD Co-Chairs’ Task Force and the GFMD...Read more
Geneva - On 2 February 2017, a GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact on Migration was held under the German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the GFMD. The urgency and importance of the Global Compact on Migration (GCM) process was reflected by the attendance of more than 150 delegates from over 100 governments and international organizations in this first GFMD 2017-2018 event since Germany and Morocco took over as GFMD Chair on 1 January 2017.Read more
Geneva – Riding on the high of the successful Ninth GFMD Summit Meeting in Dhaka (10-12 December 2016), the first meeting of the Friends of the Forum, comprised of all UN Member States and GFMD Observers, was convened on 1-2 February under the GFMD Co-Chairmanship of Germany and Morocco.
Ambassador Götz Schmidt-Bremme of the German Federal Foreign Affairs and Mr. El Habib Nadir, Secretary General of the Ministry for Moroccans Living Abroad, co-led the first preparatory meeting of the Friends of the Forum, as...Read more
On Monday, 19 December, just a few days after the highly successful Ninth GFMD Summit held in Dhaka on 10-12 December, Germany and Morocco officially launched the GFMD 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship at the UN Headquarters in New York. For the first time since the first GFMD in 2007 and when migration policy topics are high on the political agenda around most of the world, two countries will co-chair the process for a period of two years, beginning 1 January 2017 until end December 2018.
Dr. Götz Schmidt-Bremme, Ambassador for the 2017-2018 GFMD Co-Chairmanship and...Read more