Quips and clips - Ninth GFMD Summit

Global Forum on Migration and Development wraps up in Bangladesh

"The Dhaka meeting brought together policy makers, UN agencies and civil society to discuss cooperation in global, social and labour market governance and issues such as gender, ethical recruitment, reducing migration costs, diversity and protection of migrants."



13 December 2016

What does the Global Forum on Migration and Development do?

"This forum was thus only one step in long reflection that should lead to a common and consultative global migration policy. Like trade or climate change, migration is transnational…A multi-nation forum may or may not be the best frame or solution. But it is a sufficient and necessary step for making progress on the issues. The Global Forum must be seen as more than an obscure meeting,"


— Antoine Pécoud, Université Paris 13 - USPC

13 December 2016

‘GFMD summit ends with agreement on governance of migration’

"Bangladesh pressed home the idea of designing a global compact on migration that would ensure the rights of emigrants. Most of the countries present were in favor of an international law on the issue while some countries wanting a convention on it."


— Dhaka Tribune

13 December 2016

130 Nations agree on safe migration

"Delegates also stressed the need for opening legal channels for migration for all categories of people -- skilled or low-skilled -- and effective border management to combat people smuggling or human trafficking."


— The Daily Star

13 December 2016

Bangladesh leads on migration discussions

"Participants came together to better understand the root causes of migration, share best practices, forge partnerships, and discuss ways to solve thorny problems."

— Anne C. Richard

US Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration

12 December 2016

Migration needs to be ‘governed globally’

"It (migration) cannot be politicised and securitised. It has to be dealt as a geopolitical issue.


— The Independent

13 December 2016

Global Governance of Migration

"Migration worldwide needs to be regulated not only for the sake of equal and fair treatment of immigrants but also to serve humankind effectively."


— The Independent

15 December 2016

‘GFMD ends in Dhaka, Germany and Morocco co-chairs next year’

"The Compact is intended to herald a strong signal from the international community for an enhanced global migration policy to be adopted by the community of states in 2018."



12 December 2016

Germany and Morocco prepare to assume co chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development for 2017 and 2018

"The motto of the GFMD will be "Towards a Global Social Contract on Migration and Development". In particular, the balance of interests between migrants and their countries of origin, transit states and destinations will be addressed within the framework of regular and orderly migration."


— EIN News

15 December 2016

Global Community urged to address migrant issue

"The business-government-civil society dialogue was one of the important events of the meeting."


— Gulf Times

10 December 2016

OIC participates in Dhaka Global Forum on Migration and Development

"This annual forum of discussion on the link between migration and development is an open space of exchange on migration’s positive dynamics and challenges over the years and its influence on our societies."



11 December 2016

Qatar participates in migration forum

"The forum discussed the cooperation for safe and legal migration in addition to supporting procedures for fair overseas employment and insuring decent work environment."


— The Peninsula Qatar

13 December 2016

Russian MIA representative took part in UN Global Forum on Migration and Development

"The participants in the roundtable shared unique experience and spoke about the possibility how to recruit migrant workers while lowering costs of their stay in territories of the states."


— NewsKitchen Publisher

14 December 2016