Private Sector and the GFMD

The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is an informal, non-binding, voluntary and government-led process that explores multilateral approaches to migration and development. Determined to include the private sector in the global migration discourse, the GFMD Business Mechanism was created as a platform for businesses to engage with Governments and other stakeholders on migration issues.   LEARN MORE.

Austin T. Fragomen, Chair of the Business Advisory Group

Austin Fragomen currently serves as the Chair of the GFMD Business Advisory Group. Over the course of his career in immigration, Austin has served as staff counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on immigration, citizenship and international law.   LEARN MORE.

News

July 10, 2017

New Business Paper Released at GFMD Summit

The GFMD Business Mechanism released a new business paper at the 2017 GFMD Summit in Berlin. This paper entitled "Toward...
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April 10, 2017

GFMD Summit – Business meeting

The GFMD Business Mechanism organized a business meeting during the 10th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit on 29...
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February 10, 2017

GFMD Business Meeting, 3-4 April 2017, Geneva

The IOE, in collaboration with its partner Japan Tobacco International (JTI), hosted a Business Meeting to discuss four business priorities...
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Bringing Business to the GFMD

Watch the following video to learn more about bringing business to the GFMD. The GFMD Business Mechanism was endorsed at the 2015 GFMD Summit in Istanbul as a platform for businesses to engage with Governments and other stakeholders on migration. We address issues of workforce mobility, skills and labour market needs matching, fair recruitment and decent work conditions, social welfare and public perception.

UN and the Global Compact on Migration

On September 19th 2016, UN Member states signed the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants which launched a process of intergovernmental negotiations that will result in the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (GCM) in 2018.

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Global Forum on Migration and Development

The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is the key international forum to address migration and development interconnections, with a focus on action. It is an informal, non-binding, voluntary and government-led process.

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