GFMD Forum Meeting 14-16 May - Closing session
Sweden is chairing the intergovernmental Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). Sweden's chairmanship concludes with a Forum Meeting in Stockholm 14-16 of May 2014, with approximately 800 participants from around 150 countries. See the closing session of the three day meeting.
GFMD Conference Day 2- Delegates talks about migration and development
In this film a number of delegates highlights some questions regarding migration and development during Day 2 of the conference.
Tobias Billström, Hillevi Engström
5 February 2014
Delegates at the GFMD conference talks about migration and development
In this film a number of delegates highlights some questions regarding migration and development.
The Forum meeting in Stockholm is now opened after speeches by Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström, Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström, H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
After 18 months, the Swedish chairmanship is drawing to a close. Discussions have evolved on key issues over a series of meetings with governments from all over the world, culminating in the Global Forum on Migration and Development this week in Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish Chairmanship has also had an effect on Swedish civil society organisations (CSOs) whose previous focus has been on integration and social inclusion.
Sweden was chairing the intergovernmental Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
Sweden takes an active part in the GFMD process and was acting as Chair in 2013-2014. Sweden prepared priorities, work programmes and thematic content, and hosted meetings in Geneva, Stockholm and other parts of the world during 18 months. Sweden's chairmanship concluded with a GFMD-meeting in Stockholm in 2014, with approximately 1 000 participants from around 150 countries. The Swedish chairmanship of the GFMD also coincided with the UN General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development in 2013.