Kyrgyzstan ex-president R. I. Otunbayeva attends Global Forum on Migration and Development

October 28, 2015, 06:00

The Global Forum on Migration and Development has just wrapped up in Istanbul, where representatives from more than 150 countries representing governments, international organizations, businesses and NGOs gathered. According to the UN’s assessment, of the 240 million emigrants internationally, it is the first time since the end of World War II that the number of refugees world-wide has surpassed 50 million. The migration issue over the past six months has played a big part in the world agenda: of refugees crossing the ocean, 613,000 have reached Europe’s shores; however, more than 3,000 perished in the effort. Yet, the issue of migration is not limited to simply this aspect: the dynamics of external and internal migration in the vast majority of countries do not experience such issues. There is a strong correlation between migration and development and all national and government leaders have just approved of the UN’s “World 2030 Agenda.”


Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president R. I. Otunbayeva and public servants of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Consulate in Istanbul attended the Forum. Roza Isakovna attended the meetings as a member of the Consulate belonging to the Ministry’s Director.