The annual Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is now underway! The organizers, the Onassis Foundation, have invited us to share with you the background papers for the four roundtable discussions to be held at the GFMD Civil Society days. We will begin by sharing the background papers for the 1st Roundtable, focusing on how to make the migration-development nexus work for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
We are beginning with Roundtable 1 as it is closest to the focus of the M4D CoP. However, we will also be circulating the background papers to the other roundtables over the next two weeks in the run-up to the GFMD. These papers, written both by private sector and other civil society stakeholders, will form the initial basis of the roundtable discussions.
We would now like to open the floor for your comments on the papers from the Migrant and Development Community of Practice in order to add your voices to the discussions in Athens. Please also share examples from your work which illustrate the topics addresses by the papers.