Dear Distinguished Members of the ICAPP Standing Committee,
The ICAPP Special Conference on Migration and Refugees was held in Istanbul, Turkey during November 4-6 under the auspice of the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti).
The Special Conference was attended by representatives of 39 political parties of 22 countries in the region, and observers from CAPP (Council of African Political Parties), ACRE (Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe), UNHCR (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), IOM (International Organization for Migration), and the relevant government agencies and civil societies in Turkey.
Attached are the program and the list of participants of the conference. Also attached is the Istanbul Statement on Migration and Refugees which was adopted at the conference.
With warm regards,
Co-Chairman of the Standing Committee
and Secretary General of the ICAPP
November 9, 2016