The GFMD 2022-2023 Chairmanship

Impact of climate change on human mobility


In order to position the Forum’s discussions at the heart of the 21st century priorities, the GFMD 2022-2023 Chairmanship has chosen “the impact of climate change on human mobility” as the main topic. This issue is dedicated to be the central theme of the chairmanship, and to be addressed with a cross-cutting approach through the thematic priorities, as relevant.

Themes and issues

The GFMD 2022-2023 Chairmanship has developed an ambitious programme with all of the Forum’s stakeholders, namely representatives of its Mechanisms and Youth Stakeholders Network, the working groups, and members of the Friends of the Forum. It reflects and addresses the main challenges and opportunities facing migrations and development and that will be the focus of discussions at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD).

This chairmanship aims at promoting the GFMD’s work on an international level and ensure its long-term success. Convinced of the added value of knowledge sharing, the chairmanship wants to create and strengthen ties between the GFMD and any similar intergovernmental organizations concerned with migration. Only in this way can we succeed together in meeting shared challenges and sustaining the opportunities available to us all.


The chairmanship will end after an international summit. Beforehand, a cultural event will take place during the chairmanship, in addition to many labelled events. The milestones of the chairmanship program are:

  • A cultural event will take place in June 2023. It will focus on the social and cultural contributions of migration, for the migrants themselves as well as for the host, origin and transit countries. It will be held in the French Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration in Paris.
  • The fourteenth Summit of the GFMD will be held in early 2024 in Paris. It will bring together delegations from many countries and stakeholders of the GFMD to discuss the major challenges for the future and bring out perspectives for safer, more orderly and regular migrations and a more beneficial and sustainable development.