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Date posted: Thursday, 26 September 2019

10-11 September, Geneva – Ambassador Santiago Chavez, representing the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2019 Chair Ecuador, presided the third and final preparatory meetings of the GFMD in 2019 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

In the lead up to the Twelfth GFMD Summit to be held in Quito on 19 to 22 November, the GFMD Chair informed the GFMD community about the activities that have taken place since the last meetings in May. He invited all participating Member States and GFMD Observers to attend the Quito GFMD Summit. 

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Date posted: Thursday, 19 September 2019

The European Union is supporting the Ecuadorian Chairmanship of the 2019 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) through the MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) Initiative, implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). The two-day regional workshop “Providing regular pathways from crisis to safety”, co-organised by ICMPD and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 19 and 20 September in Quito, Ecuador is the third in a series of four regional workshops...Read more

Date posted: Wednesday, 14 August 2019
The 2019 GFMD Chair seeks to strengthen the dialogue between all stakeholders in the process, including a more systematic participation of the academia. With this objective, the Ecuadorian GFMD Chairmanship convened the First National Academic Workshop on Migration and Development on June 27th 2019 with around 50 representatives from the academia on a national level. Held at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN), the workshop had the following objectives:

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Date posted: Friday, 9 August 2019

The European Union is supporting the Ecuadorian Chairmanship of the 2019 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) through the MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) Initiative, implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), in hosting the two-day regional workshop “Harnessing Migration for Rural Development”, on 14 and 15 August in Kingston, Jamaica. The second of a series of four regional workshops ahead of the Quito Summit in November will gather representatives from academia, national and local-...Read more

Date posted: Tuesday, 30 July 2019
New York – Under the Chairmanship of Ecuador, the GFMD once again proved its strong convening power by gathering over 100 representatives of governments, United Nations organizations, the civil society and local and regional authorities in a side event, “GFMD Perspective on Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality” at the UN Plaza on 11 July. 
 
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Date posted: Wednesday, 10 July 2019

On June 19th, as part of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) national process, Ecuador´s chairmanship organized a workshop with representatives from civil society, including more than 20 different organizations in the country. The objective of this activity was to communicate how the civil society mechanism works and emphasize the importance of ensuring the participation of national organizations in the process. Also, this dialogue served the purpose of exchanging perspectives on the substantive priorities established by the Ecuadorian GFMD Chairmanship.

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Date posted: Friday, 22 March 2019

On March 21-22, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2019 Chairmanship of the Government of Ecuador, together with the co-convening Governments of the Philippines and Bahrain, organized the first GFMD Thematic Workshop on the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) at the national level. Under the theme “Towards a Common Vision and Joint Action in Implementing the GCM at the National Level,” the workshop gathered...Read more

Date posted: Thursday, 28 February 2019

At the Migration Week in New York, the Ecuadorian Chair of the 2019 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), represented by Mr. Santiago Chávez Pareja, Vice Minister for Human Mobility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participated in a series of high-level meetings and events to present the GFMD 2019 thematic priorities and highlight relevant GFMD’s policy discussions and recommendations.

 

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Date posted: Wednesday, 27 February 2019

While the Migration Week is underway in New York, the Government of Ecuador, represented by Mr. Santiago Chavez Pareja, Vice Minister for Human Mobility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hosted a reception to mark the launch of their Chairmanship of the 2019 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) on 27 February at the UN Headquarters. Held after the High-Level Debate on International Migration and Development convened by the President of the UN General Assembly, the reception was attended by over 100 representatives of Member States, civil society, business and the youth. ...Read more

Date posted: Thursday, 21 February 2019

19 – 21 February, Geneva — The Government of Ecuador kicked off its 2019 Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) with the first GFMD Preparatory Meetings and Roundtable Team Consultations at the Palais des Nations. The three-day GFMD meetings took place two months after the adoption and formal endorsement of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), and one week before the New York Migration Week (Feb 26 to 28). The meetings convened over 100 UN Member States and some 20 GFMD Observer organizations.

 

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