GFMD 2013-2014 Chair-in-Office
Amb. Eva Åkerman Börje
GFMD 2013-2014 Chair
Effective 1 January 2013, Sweden has assumed the Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) until 30 June 2014. Ambassador Eva Åkerman Börje serves as the GFMD 2013-2014 Chair.
Please follow these links to concerned Government Offices of Sweden that will support the organization of GFMD 2013-2014:
- Statement by Mr. Tobias Billström, Minister of Migration
Commission on Population and Development, 46th session
Statement regarding agenda item 4, general debate “National experience in population matters: new trends in migration: demographic aspects”
- Unlocking the Potential of Migration for Inclusive Development
Migration Policy Practice - Vol. III, Number 1, February 2013 - March 2013
- Interview with Amb Eva Akerman Borje, Eurasylum
Key priorities and planned activities for Sweden’s Chairmanship of the GFMD (2013-2014)
- Statement, GFMD 2012 Summit Meeting
Sweden Leads GFMD in Meeting the Challenge of “Unlocking the Potential of Migration for Inclusive Development”
Geneva – 28 February 2013. Ambassador Eva Åkerman Börje, GFMD 2013-2014 Chair, rallied the GFMD Steering Group and the Friends of the Forum to meet the challenge of “Unlocking the Potential of Migration for Inclusive Development” when she convened the first successive meetings of the two GFMD bodies on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 in Geneva.
Flanked by the GFMD Troika members Mauritius (2012 Chair) and Turkey (2015 Chair) and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) Sir Peter Sutherland, the Swedish GFMD Chair invited some 150 delegates to take the GFMD to a new, upgraded phase and make it more development-focused, more dynamic and more durable. These three mutually reinforcing key objectives concerning the substance, process and sustainable impact of the Forum are embodied in the ambitious Concept Paper and Work Plan presented by the Swedish Chair.
At the heart of the GFMD 2013-2014 central theme is the assumption that governments can provide the key to help unlock the potential that each migrant holds to contribute to social, economic and human development, through an adequate policy mix, legal framework, comprehensive policies and cooperation. To this end, the Swedish Chair will facilitate GFMD discussions on finding the fitting key(s) for Governments and partners to use at the national, regional and global levels.Read more...