Created in 2007, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is a state-led, informal and non-binding process, which helps shape the global debate on migration and development. It provides a flexible, multi-stakeholder space where governments can discuss the multi-dimensional aspects, opportunities and challenges related to migration, development, and the link between these two areas. The GFMD process allows governments - in partnership with civil society, the private sector, local and regional governments, youth, the UN system and other relevant stakeholders – to analyze and discuss sensitive issues, create consensus, pose innovative solutions, and share policy and practices.
Call for Platform for Partnerships (PfP) Proposals
Through a dedicated session at GFMD Summits, the PfP offers an opportunity to showcase new initiatives, projects and programmes to the GFMD community, with the aim of fostering innovative partnerships in areas of common interest. The PfP session allows national and local governments, as well as non-state partners (i.e., international organizations, civil society, the private sector and youth) to highlight state-of-the-art initiatives on migration and development.
GFMD Thematic Workshop on Climate and Human Mobility
As part of a series of GFMD thematic workshops organized by the French Chair, a full-day workshop focusing on “Climate and human mobility” was held at the French Development Agency in Paris on 28 June 2023. More than 140 representatives from the GFMD Member States and other stakeholders as well as 70 online attended.
GFMD Thematic Workshop on Culture, Narratives and Human Mobility
On 27 June 2023, the National Museum of Immigration History welcomed more than 130 representatives from the Member States, civil society, the private sector, local authorities, youth, academics and international organizations for a full-day of discussions on culture, narratives and human mobility and a concert.