The GFMD is open to all States that are Members or Observers of the United Nations. Since its inception, the Forum has been advocating for a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach to fully harness the potential of migration and development.
Members States participate to the GFMD through various ministries whose mandate are relevant to migration and development, including among others:
- Ministry of Commerce and Trade
- Ministry of Diaspora Affairs
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Ministry of Interior
- Ministry of Justice
- Ministry of Labour
- Ministry of Youth
Member States have designated contacts that form a part of the GFMD Focal Points Network.