15 December 2016
Business Mechanism endorsed as a permanent feature of Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD)

The Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit took place from 10-12 December 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh under the chairmanship of the Government of Bangladesh.


At a very well-attended business meeting, the GFMD Business Mechanism presented a position paper on the business case for migration on behalf of Austin Fragomen, Chair of the GFMD Business Advisory Group. The position paper includes concrete recommendations addressed to Governments. The speakers on the panel highlighted the need for international skills mobility and for fair and ethical recruitment practices. Programmes for matching skills to labour market needs were presented. The meeting received strong political support from many Governments in attendance.


The position paper is available from the link in the side panel.


Our partner CFGI played a crucial role at the Dhaka Summit and presented the paper during the business meeting. For more information, access the CFGI press release also available from the side panel.


The GFMD Business Mechanism was endorsed as a permanent feature of the GFMD and will continue its work under the 2017-2018 co-chairmanship of Germany and Morocco. The 2017 GFMD Summit will take place from 28 to 30 June 2017. 

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