Ibero-American Forum on Migration and Development (FIBEMYD)

                        

Type: Inter-regional forum on migration (regions covered: South America - Central America - Caribbean - Europe) 

Formal association with regional or multi-stakeholder organization: SEGIB

Established: 2008

Objectives
The Ibero-American Forum on Migration and Development (FIBEMYD, Foro Iberoamericano sobre Migración y Dessarrollo) is a pillar of the Ibero-American Conference.  FIBEMYD was established as a space to exchange good practices and coordinate consensus and actions shared by the Ibero-American nations and to put into action the decisions made by the Heads of States and Governments at the Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Ibero-American Summits, including the Commitment of Montevideo on Migration and Development and the Declaration of Salamanca.  Its common goal is to reach a common understanding on the principal impact of the crisis on migration and development with the aim of identifying priority programs and projects to mitigate its effects in Ibero-America. FIBEMYD adopted at its first meeting the Cuenca Programme of Action focusing on migration and development, human rights and migration management. 

Current Thematic Focus

  • Migration management
  • Migration and development
  • Provide input for the design of programs and projects that will help mitigate the effects of the crisis on migration and development
  • Human rights of migrants
  • Continue to promote migration’s positive contributions and the protection of migrant and refugee human rights, regardless of immigration status
  • Labour mobility
  • Promote remittance movement, co-development, inclusion of migrants in the labour market, human rights, health and social protections of migrants

Members
Member States (22 States)

Andorra
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil 
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
Paraguay
Portugal
Spain
Uruguay
Venezuela

Chairing Country
Current Chair: Guatemala

Observers
Observer States (8 SEGIB Associate Observers)

Belgium                                
France
Haiti
Italy
Japan
Morocco
Netherlands
Philippines

 Observer Organizations (SEGIB Consultative Observers)
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)
Latin American Development Bank (CAF)
Latin American Integration Association (LAIA)
Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO)
Latin Union
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Secretariat
Ibero-American General Secretariat

Contact Information
Paseo de Recoletos, 8
Madrid, 28012 Spain
Tel.: (+34) 915 901 980
E-Mail: info@segib.org

Website:
http://segib.org

Meetings
2013, Madrid, Spain, 1st Ibero-American Seminar on Migration and Development “Labour Mobility in Ibero-America”
July 2010, San Salvador, El Salvador, 2nd Informal Ibero-American Forum on Migration and Development
April 2008, Cuenca, Ecuador, 1st Ibero-American Forum on Migration and Development,
July 18-19, 2006, Madrid, Spain, Ibero-American Meeting on Migration and Development

Documents