Global Forum for Migration and Development
The GFMD is a voluntary, informal, non-binding and government-led process open to all States Members and Observers of the United Nations, to advance understanding and cooperation on the mutually reinforcing relationship between migration and development and to foster practical and action-oriented outcomes. The GFMD process brings together expertise from all regions and countries. It has operated on the basis of a unique participative working method, involving governments and policy makers from a varied background. UN and other international agencies, including those that make up the Global Migration Group, as well as academia and civil society organizations, as appropriate and desired by governments are involved in the process.