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