Register now for GFMD Asia/Middle East consultations

Join the GFMD Asia/Middle East regional consultations in July 2020.

Co-hosted with the Abu Dhabi Process, the GFMD Asia/Middle East consultations will take place in July. IOE encourages all members from the Asia/Middle East region to join this consultation process.

Issues covered in the different sessions are:

  • Leveraging new technologies to empower migrants
  • The governance of labour migration in the context of changing employment landscapes
  • Fostering partnerships to realise migration-related goals in the sustainable development agenda and managing the future of human mobility

The three topics will be addressed at a general opening session, and more in depth at three breakout sessions. The consultations will conclude with a closing/wrap up session. Dates for the sessions are the following:

  • 6 July, 1pm – 3pm (GMT):           Opening Plenary
  • 9 July, 1pm – 3pm (GMT):           Thematic Breakout Sessions
  • 13 July, 1pm – 3pm (GMT):         Closing Plenary

The GFMD-led sessions will provide an opportunity to give crucial inputs into the GFMD Background Papers, to be presented during the Summit in Dubai in January 2021.  IOE urges all Asia/Pacific members to review the Background Papers in the resource section and available on the GFMD website. Please send your feedback to Stephanie Winet ( by 10 July2020.

The participation to the different sessions is limited. Your local business perspective in this multi-stakeholder platform is needed. Please contact Bouchra Marclay (marclay(at) to register to take part in one of the sessions.

We look forward to receiving your inputs.

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