Upcoming events

GFMD Common Space

GFMD 10th Civil Society Days (Berlin)

GFMD 10th Summit (Berlin)

The main theme of the Tenth GFMD Summit to be held in Berlin on 28-30 June 2017 will be "Towards a Global Social Contract on Migration and Development". This theme signals the imperative to address and balance the interests of migrants and their countries of origin, transit and destination within the framework of safe, regular and orderly migration. It also reflects different governance levels, addressing national, international as well as cooperative strategies and aims at developing an understanding through inclusion of all stakeholders.

4th Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development (Berlin)

The concept of this year’s Global Mayoral Forum will be “Mayors as Humanitarian and Development Actors: Preparing, Welcoming and Integrating.” Thus, Mayors from around the world are invited to share their experiences in straddling the humanitarian imperatives of reception of large numbers of new arrivals whether from conflict, natural disaster or other phenomena. Mayors will also be invited to speak on the subject of longer-term challenges of governing integration: fostering pluralism, by which recognition of the value of diversity also implies acknowledging its complexities and struggles. In this connection, they will discuss whether and if so how, migration has fostered economic growth and human development in their communities. Lastly, Mayors will be invited to explain progress through city-to-city partnerships, and the value of networks amongst cities within their countries, regions and beyond to learn about new and promising policies and practices. More information on this year’s focus will be available soon via the concept note and programme.

World Refugee Day

More info on the United Nations Website.

GCM Process: 3rd Informal thematic meeting (Geneva)

Theme:  International cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions, including at borders, on transit, entry, return, readmission, integration and reintegration.

UNHCR’s Annual Consultations with NGOs (Geneva)

Theme: From global responsibility to local action – Implementing the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF)

Global Conference on Children on the Move (Berlin)

The Global Conference on Children on the Move will provide a space for diverse stakeholders – including representatives from governments, civil society, multilateral institutions and the private sector – to discuss and advocate for a strong global strategy on protecting the rights of children on the move and other children affected by migration. In particular, the conference will aim to:

  • Demonstrate the benefits of collective action in achieving clear positive outcomes for children on the move.
  • Assess progress on and develop a strategy to accelerate the implementation of existing commitments related to children on the move.
  • Explore the future for harmonious societies.

For further information related to the Global Conference on Children on the Move, please contact conference@childrenonthemove.org.

35th Human Rights Council Session (Geneva)

*Panel on the human rights of unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          *Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants will present his report on migration, to be followed by an interactive dialogue.                                                                                                                                                                                                  *Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance will present his report on the main thematic issues covered by the mandate, as well as an overview of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia in the context of counter-terrorism. To this end, the SR's mandate will organise an EGM in June 2017 to collect inputs on racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia in the context of counter-terrorism measures.