The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is an informal discussion forum. Its objective is to promote an exchange of experiences and cooperation on migration and development between countries and other stakeholders, such as international organisations, civil society, cities and the private sector. The forum, based in Geneva, was established in 2007 as a process outside the UN on the initiative of the then UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, following the High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development. Every UN member state is free to participate in the GFMD and its chair rotates annually.
Switzerland has supported the forum since its creation and is an active participant in its discussions. As a member of the GFMD steering committee, it also participates in defining its orientation. In 2011, Switzerland was chair of the GFMD.
Final Reports of each GFMD meeting since the start of 2007
- Report of the first meeting of the GFMD. Belgium, July 9-11, 2007 (PDF, 677 kB, 13.07.2020)
- Second meeting of the GFMD. Manila, 27-30 October 2008 (PDF, 409 kB, 13.07.2020)
- GFMD, third meeting. Athens, 2-5 November 2009 (PDF, 292 kB, 13.07.2020)
- Fourth meeting of the GFMD. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 8-11 November 2010 (PDF, 2 MB, 13.07.2020)
- Fifth meeting of the GFMD. Geneva, Switzerland, 1–2 December 2011 (PDF, 1 MB, 13.07.2020)
- Sixth meeting of the GFMD. Port Louis, Mauritius, 19-22 November 2012 (PDF, 1 MB, 13.07.2020)
- Report of the Swedish Chairmanship of the GFMD 2013-2014 (PDF, 2 MB, 13.07.2020)
- Report of the Turkish Chairmanship of the GFMD 2014-2015 (PDF, 12 MB, 13.07.2020)
Last modification 25.07.2016