GFMD UPDATE # 12 - GFMD PHILIPPINES 2008 WEBSITE
Greetings from MFA Secretariat!
Please be informed that the 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development website is now available at http://gfmd2008.org. This website is made available through the collaborative effort of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Ayala Foundation.
The website is prepared in English. The versions translated to French and Spanish are done automatically using an open source component called JTrans Pro (Joomla Translation) that uses the online translation services of Google and Yahoo Babelfish.
The website provides helpful information on the 1st GFMD 2007 and the GFMD Philippines 2008. When you open the website, the portal home appears. The portal home consists of the following links:
GFMD Philippines 2008 Government Meeting
GFMD Belgium 2007 Government Meeting
GFMD Philippines 2008
GFMD Brussels 2007 CSO Day.
Under the GFMD Philippines 2008 (CSO site) , below are some of the links available:
This link provides information of coordinators and experts who will assist the foundation in preparing background papers and in engaging in research on a range of policy topics which will be discussed during official GFMD. Meanwhile, the coordinators will guide the discussion and to remain in contact with each panel as research papers are prepared.
This is an online discussion forum where interested individuals may engage in the discourse. To do this, one needs to register and obtain a username and a password.
This link provides end reports of the GFMD 2007
This gives information about the application process for all interested CSOs. Currently, the application form is not yet available. Application form will be posted by the end of May.
Calendar of related activities
Should you want to know the current happenings around GFMD 2008 and other related activities leading to GFMD, you may check this link.
Meanwhile, the government meeting link (http://government.gfmd2008.org)
provides the following important information:
Forum Info (http://government.gfmd2008.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=42)
This link discusses the objectives of GFMD, the GFMD 2007 and GFMD 2008.
Document Library (http://government.gfmd2008.org/index.php?option=com_docman&Itemid=45)
The documents available are the official Philippine GFMD documents, other related documents and RTD themes documents.
Manila GFMD Program
The Provisional Agenda will be made available after the Second Meeting of the Friends of the Forum (FOF) which is scheduled in May 26, 2008.
This provides write up of the 3 RTDs, the separate session which discusses the future of the GFMD and the conclusion and recommendation.
Information under this link is not yet available. Basically, this links provides information on logistical arrangements for the delegation i.e. registration, accommodation, transport and visa.
For more information, you may contact the following:
Philippine GFMD Task Force
3rd floor DFA Building
Department of Foreign Affairs
2330 Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City 1300 Philippines
GFMD Civil Society Days Secretariat
Ayala Foundation, Inc.
10th floor BPI Building
6768 Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas
Makati City 1206 Philippines
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