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.

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June 25, 2019

NEWS FLASH

We cordially invite IOE Members, and interested employers from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia to fill in the Survey as...
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May 27, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to the GFMD Business Mechanism: Technology and Innovations going to Quito

On the 27th May 2019 at the Palais des Nations, Stéphanie Winet, Head of GFMD Business Mechanism met with the...
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May 1, 2019

GFMD Summit (La Marsa, Tunis 2-3 July 2019)

GFMD Summit in La Marsa (Tunis), the next 2-3 July 2019. For more information please follow this link. Pour plus...
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November 8, 2018

GFMD Summit (Marrakesh, Morocco 5-7 December 2018)

GFMD Summit in Marrakesh (Morocco), the next 5-7 December 2018. For more information please follow this link.
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July 31, 2018

GFMD Business Thematic Meeting 2018

The annual GFMD Business Thematic Meeting takes place the last 23 of October in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). For more information...
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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.

Global Compact for 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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