Austin T. Fragomen is the Chair of the newly established Business Advisory Group on Migration hosted at the International Organisation of Employers. Over the course of his career, Austin has served as staff counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on immigration, citizenship and international law.
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.
Watch this 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.
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.
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.