GFMD and Civil Society
The Migration and Development Civil Society Network (MADE) has evolved out of years of civil society organizing in and around Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). Since 2014, the coordination of GFMD civil society activities has become part of MADE, and the annual GFMD Civil Society Days are organized by the Global Civil Society Coordinating Office, in coordination with an International Steering Committee.
MADE expands opportunities for civil society to prepare for and follow up to the annual GFMD meetings through national and regional meetings and advocacy actions, to ensure that changes for migrants, migrants’ rights and human development are actually implemented on the ground.
The GFMD Civil Society Days are the yearly occasion for the MADE regional networks and Working Groups, in addition to a wide array of networks and civil society actors, to come together and discuss what they have been doing to advance the agenda for the protection of migrants’ rights and human development, and to formulate action plans and recommendations for governments to follow up on.
Find out more about the GFMD Civil Society Days 2016 in Bangladesh
Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
The Global Forum on Migration and Development is a series of activities throughout the year that culminate in a week-long programme of government and civil society meetings that have been taking place since 2007.
The Forum emerged from the first UN General Assembly High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development in 2006, as a process outside of the UN system where policymakers and stakeholders from countries all over the world come together to discuss about migration and development.
To this day, it remains the only global mechanism available to discuss migration and development with the full range of actors involved in migration – from grassroots organisations all the way to national governments and international organizations.
For civil society and governments alike, GFMD remains the key forum where to advance the 5-year 8-point agenda for change.
MADE Americas News August - December 2016
22 December 2016
- Editorial: Important events in the second semester of 2016
- XVIII Jornadas Migratorias, Santiago de Chile (24-25 August)
- Release of the Advocacy Paper: “Migration and Citizenship at the Service of People: Advances and Setbacks in the Americas” (September)
“The Time for Action is upon us” - 2016 GFMD Civil Society Days Statement
11 December 2016
Dhaka, 11 December 2016 – More than 200 representatives of civil society from over 50 countries, as well as representatives from governments and international organizations, gathered in Bangladesh this week to deliberate on action needed for inclusion, protection and empowerment of migrants, and the governance of migration.
Launch of the GFMD 2017-2018 Co-Chairmanship
19 December 2016
The Governments of Germany and Morocco will co-chair the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) for a period of two years, beginning 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2018.