The Steering Group is comprised of governments that are firmly committed to offer sustained political and conceptual support to the Forum process and to the Chair-in-Office, and to ensure continuity of the process. It is regionally balanced, and its composition takes into account different migration perspectives. For further information please refer to the GFMD Operating Modalities.

As the Forum evolved from its inception in 2007, the membership of the Steering Group has also changed. Starting with only about 20 governments in Brussels, the GFMD Steering Group is now comprised of 30 governments, namely:

See also: The GFMD Steering Group: Terms of Reference and Guidelines for Membership