Father Michael Czerny, SJ, at the Global forum on Migration and Development

Father Michael Czerny, SJ, at the Global forum on Migration and Development

The Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) is a voluntary consultative process in which governments can share their various experiences in migration and development. It is meant to enhance dialogue and international cooperation, and to foster practical and action-oriented outcomes. The Tenth GFMD Summit was co-chaired by Germany and Morocco and held in Berlin, 28-30 June 2017. The main theme was “Towards a Global Social Contract on Migration and Development”, with three sub-themes:

  • National Strategies: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Domestic Policies
  • Multilateral and Bilateral Partnerships: Creating Perspectives for Inclusive Development
  • Finding strategies beyond the State

 

The Holy See, represented by Fr Michael Czerny S.J., contributed to the two roundtables discussing the second theme, “Moving beyond emergencies – Creating development solutions to the mutual benefit of host and origin communities and displaced persons” and “Fostering the development impact of returning migrants”. Fr Czerny is Under-Secretary of the Migrants & Refugees Section at the Dicastery for promoting Integral Human Development. The Holy See participated in the 10th GFMD as a contribution to the development of global policies that deepen the bonds of solidarity between migrants and their countries of origin and of destination.