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Date posted: Monday, 20 July 2020

An initiative to organise six international consultations on migration has been successfully concluded. The consultations, which took place as part of the UAE’s 2020 Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), encompassed participation from both Anglophone and Francophone Africa, West and South Asia, East Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Over the course of two months, 856 individuals from governments, civil society, business and city administrations around the world took part in the initiative, which all took place online. The final consultation of the six...Read more

Date posted: Monday, 13 July 2020

10 July 2020 

GENEVA: A joint consultation between the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, providing a platform for European perspectives on migration has come to a successful conclusion. The GFMD-OECD consultation is the fourth regional series to be completed, following on from similar events held in cooperation with the African Union, Bali Process and Regional Conference on Migration. 

Topics selected for dialogue by OECD constituents included the governance of labour migration in...Read more

Date posted: Wednesday, 8 July 2020

3 July 2020

Geneva: Participants from the Regional Conference on Migration – otherwise known as the Puebla Process – today concluded a series of discussions as part of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The RCM is a pan-American forum, bringing together eleven Member States from North and Central America. Numerous representatives of members of the South American Conference on Migration also participated, as well as stakeholders from civil society, business and local government.

Today’s discussion brought to a close a series...Read more

Date posted: Friday, 3 July 2020

01 July 2020

GENEVA: Member States of the Bali Process, a major Regional Consultative Process focused on combating people smuggling, trafficking in persons and transnational crime in the Asia Pacific region, today completed their round of consultations as part of the GFMD 2020 Regional Meetings. 

The Bali Process consultations focused discussions in three key thematic areas: exploring means of leveraging technology to empower migrants; addressing gaps in migrant protection; and issues relating to irregular migration. Breakout sessions were led by Gibril Faal...Read more

Date posted: Monday, 29 June 2020

GENEVA: African Member States today completed a round of global discussions on migration and development, the first of five regions to conclude the 2020 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Regional Consultations. Co-organised by the African Union, the outcomes of those discussions between African Member States, civil society organisations, business and cities will now go forward to preparations for next year’s Summit, to be held in Dubai in January 2021. 

Topics selected for dialogue during the GFMD-AU consultations included the impact of changing work...Read more