In July of 2007 Belgium undertook the organization of the 1st GFMD in Brussels.
2nd Meeting of the GFMD-Manila, Philippines
The second GFMD took place in Manila, Philippines in October 2008. The central theme was “Protecting and Empowering Migrants for Development”.
3rd Meeting of the GFMD
The third GFMD took place in Athens in November 2009.
4th Meeting of the GFMD
The 4th GFMD held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in November 2010.
5th Meeting of the GFMD
The fifth meeting of the GFMD took place on 29 November-2 December 2011, in Switzerland pursuing the theme of “Taking Action on Migration and Development – Coherence, Capacity and Cooperation”.
6th Meeting of the GFMD
With the theme of “Enhancing the Human Development of Migrants and their Contribution to the Development of Communities and States”, the sixth annual GFMD Concluding Summit Meeting in 2012 was held in Mauritius on 19-22 November 2012.
7th Meeting of the GFMD
The 7th Summit Meeting held in Sweden on 14-16 May 2014 with the theme of “Unlocking the potential of migration for inclusive development”.
8th Meeting of GFMD
The 8th meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey on 14-16 October 2015. The overarching theme of the Turkish Chairmanship was “Strengthening Partnerships: Human Mobility for Sustainable Development.”
9th GFMD meeting is going to be organized in BANGLADESH in this year 2016.