The Business Advisory Group on Migration

The Business Advisory Group on Migration aims to enable business to play an increased role in shaping migration and skills mobility policy by contributing to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) implementation and regional consultative processes.
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Austin T. Fragomen

Chair, Business Advisory Group on Migration

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.

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Private Sector and the GFMD

The GFMD Business Mechanism

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.

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Bringing Business to the GFMD

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.

Global Compact for Migration 2018

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.

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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