Date: 19 April 2013
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Description: Marking the 20th anniversary of the Budapest Process, Turkey, as the Chair, hosted the 5th Ministerial Conference in Istanbul on 19 April 2013. Over 250 representatives from 53 countries as well as 10 international organisations gathered at the converence hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Interior and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Istanbul Ministerial Declaration on a Silk Routes Partnership for Migration was adopted and widely praised by the participants as one of the most far-reaching and balanced declarations dealing with migration ever adopted by such a diverse group of countries.