Ibero-American Forum on Migration and Development (FIBEMYD)

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 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
(23 participating states)
Current Chair: Colombia

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

Observers
Observer States (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

 

Recent Meetings
1st Ibero-American Seminar on Migration and Development “Labour Mobility in Ibero-America”, 2013, Madrid, Spain

 

Previous Meetings
2nd Informal Ibero-American Forum on Migration and Development, July 2010, San Salvador, El Salvador
Ibero-American Forum on Migration and Development, April 2008, Cuenca, Ecuador
Ibero-American Meeting on Migration and Development, 18-19 July 2006, Madrid, Spain

 

Principal Documents

Labor Mobility in Ibero-America. 1st Ibero-American Seminar on Migration and Development, 2013
Special statement on migration in Latin America adopted at the 21st Ibero-American Summit in 2011
A positive agenda on migration: a shared responsibility.  Main results of the 1st Ibero-American forum on migration and development.
Impactos de la crisis económica en migración y desarrollo: Respuestas de políticas y programas en Iberoamérica, 2010
Commitment of Montevideo on Migration and Development
United for Migration, 2006
Salamanca Declaration, 2005