Introduction to the GFMD Business Mechanism

GFMD Business Mechanism At A Glance:

A brief introduction to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Business Mechanism


GFMD Fact Sheet:

A one-page fact sheet produced by our partner the Council for Global Immigration


Introduction Paper (EN):

Background information about the GFMD Business Mechanism. Spanish and French versions are also available.


GFMD Business Mechanism Project Outline

An outline of the GFMD Business Mechanism


GFMD Webinar

This recorded webinar was coordinated by our partner the Council for Global Immigration. It walk through the GFMD process and the creation of the GFMD Business Mechanism. Webinar Slides. Webinar Password: RsandGFMD16 


International Dialogue on Migration (IDM): New York, 19 April 2017

Statement delivered by Austin Fragomen, Chairman, GFMD Business Mechanism



Ninth GFMD Summit: Dhaka, 10-12 December 2016

Opening ceremony: Report of the GFMD Business Mechanism, delivered by Linda Kromjong, Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE).


A Dialogue on Global Migration Compact: New York, 14 November 2016

lynn-shotwellRemarks delivered by Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director, Council for Global Immigration



International Dialogue on Migration (IDM): Geneva, 12 October 2016

Statement delivered by Stephanie Winet, GFMD Business Mechanism Liaison Advisor



United Nations Summit For Refugees and Migrants: New York, 19 September 2016

photo-ronnie-goldbergStatement delivered by Ronnie Goldberg, Chair of the IOE working group on international labour migration.


GFMD Business Mechanism papers

The business case for Migration

GFMD Business Mechanism position paper, launched at the Ninth GFMD Summit in Dhaka in December 2016.


International Organisation of Employers position paper on labour migration

IOE Position Paper on International Labour Migration:

IOE has created a policy working group on international labour migration with the specific tasks of establishing the position the IOE will take in the debate and providing guidance to members. This paper focuses on several aspects of international labour migration of immediate and practical concern to business.

The private sector’s contribution to the dialogue on migration

Published in the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Migration Network Newsletter, 30 January 2017
2016 Awareness meeting
2016 Thematic Meeting
2016 Business Meeting
2017 Thematic meeting