Ambassador to Sweden Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson receives a P5 million
donation for the GFMD forum from
Asylum Policy Tobias Billström.
providing P5 million in assistance for the
meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in October
scheduled on October 27 to 30.
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) expects around 150 countries will
participate in the second GFMD.
Ambassador to Sweden Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson commended the positive role
as a member of the GFMD’s Friends of the Forum and the GFMD’s steering group.
Policy Tobias Billström underscored
play an active role in migration issues.
facilitate broad-based participation on an issue of significant importance to
both labour-sending and receiving countries.
of the GFMD will be used to sponsor the participation of representatives from
seeks to complement efforts at the United Nations to protect and advance the
rights of migrant workers.
GFMD was held in
and civil society delegates from 139 countries participated.