A Discussion on the Global Forum on Migration and Development: Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific
Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute
Andrew Bruce, Regional Director, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Viktor Vavricka, Minister, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland in Thailand
Vitit Muntarbhorn, Professor of Law and Distinguished Scholar, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University
Rabab Fatima, Regional Coordinator and Adviser for South and South West Asia/Regional Advisor for Climate Change and Migration, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Over the last seven years, many governments in the Asia-Pacific region have been actively engaged in the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) not only as participants to the process but also as leaders driving its direction and continuity. The region’s active engagement has clearly made an impact judging on the themes and topics of the GFMD since 2007. To continue its success and to remain as relevant, the GFMD has to be as instrumental in shaping the reality on the ground as much as the global discourse on migration and development.
This International Organization for Migration (IOM) meeting launches the Issue in Brief, The Global Forum on Migration and Development: Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific, the ninth in this MPI/IOM joint-publication series that offer succinct insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today. The brief explores the Asia-Pacific priorities for the GFMD 2014 and provides recommendations on how the GFMD can be a development focused and results-oriented forum.
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