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:
- Keynote Address by the Chair of the GFMD, Ambassador Eva Åkerman Börje
International Conference on Labour Mobility – Enabler for Sustainable Development, Abu Dhabi, 14-15 May 2013
- 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
Swedish Chair Convenes 1st Thematic Meeting on Policy Coherence for Development
Geneva – 28 May 2013. On 22 May 2013, the Government of Sweden, current GFMD 2013-2014 Chair-in-Office, joined by the Governments of Switzerland and Bangladesh, convened a thematic meeting on “Operationalizing Mainstreaming of Migration in Development Policy and Integrating Migration in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda.” Around 140 policy-makers, government officials and representatives from international organizations and civil society met in Geneva to explore modalities for the inclusion of migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda and share national experiences and lessons learned in operationalizing the mainstreaming of migration in key development analysis and planning.Read more...
Geneva – 30 May 2013. At the 2nd meeting this year of the GFMD Steering Group held in the morning of 21 May, Amb. Åkerman Börje consulted with over 50 delegates from 26 Steering Group member countries on strategic and policy matters. The Chair presented an updated GFMD Budget for 2013-2014, highlighting a 3% overall reduction in costs. She expressed gratitude to governments that have offered pledges and new contributions to the process, as well as those who agreed to realign left-over balances from the GFMD 2012 budget. She challenged Steering Group members to give strategic inputs on the proposed long-term financing framework in order to create a more durable forum. All steering group members welcomed the discussion on this issue and there was a very rich debate which will be included as the work with a more predictable financing framework continues. In this regard, Mr. Peter Sutherland, UNSG Special Representative for Migration and Development, reiterated the importance of predictability and financial security to sustain the process.Read more...