15 March 2017
Don't forget to register for the GFMD Business Meeting (Geneva, 3-4 April 2017)

Dear Members and Partners,


To prepare for the upcoming GFMD Business meeting on 3-4 April in Geneva, please see the important information available from the links in the side panel.


To structure our work in 2017, we have introduced four committees to address the areas where business intersects with labour mobility and migration:

  • Global skills mobility
  • Responsible recruitment
  • Innovations for migrant and refugee access to labour markets
  • Entrepreneurship and circular migration


Specific concept notes for each committee, as well as the attached documents, will be available on the GFMD Business Mechanism website. To register for the event, please click here.


In 2017-2018, Germany and Morocco will co-chair the GFMD. The co-chair’s concept note highlights the role of the private sector in the 2017 GFMD Summit of 28-30 June.


This year’s GFMD process is particularly important for business as UN member states have agreed to a 2018 deadline for adopting an international instrument, the Global Compact on Migration (GCM), for safe, orderly and regular migration. To this end, Member States are in the process of consulting all relevant stakeholders, including the private sector. Thus, the Business Mechanism offers the private sector an international platform for dialogue on migration issues of paramount concern to companies, with the output feeding into both the GFMD and GCM.


Please note that you are also invited to a cocktail reception hosted by JTI, on Sunday, 2 April 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at the Hotel Intercontinental in Geneva.


We look forward to your active participation.


Yours sincerely,

Stéphanie Winet

GFMD Business Mechanism Liaison Adviser

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