No: 138, 15 May 2018, Press Release Regarding Turkey’s Membership To International Centre For Migration Policy Development (icmpd)

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 15.05.2018

Turkey has joined the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) as the 17th member state. ICMPD, established in 1993 and based in Vienna, is an intergovernmental organization holding UN observer status.

ICMPD aims to promote innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and to enhance cooperation in the field of migration. It also serves as the Secretariat of the Budapest Process, one of the most important platforms gathering countries of origin and destination, that has been chaired by Turkey since 2006.

As the largest refugee hosting country with over 3.5 million Syrians and also as the most generous country with regard to humanitarian aid, membership to the ICMPD will enable Turkey to provide concrete and comprehensive contribution to the work of the Organization.