The GFMD Secretariat

A permanent Secretariat for the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) was established in January 2023 with the aim to provide logistical and administrative support to the Forum. Hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, the Secretariat assists the GFMD Chair-in-Office, Troika and Steering Group with the organization of meetings and high-level Summits and ensures liaison and information flow among the GFMD stakeholders and Friends of the Forum. The Secretariat also assists the Chair in financial management and fundraising and is responsible for GFMD communications and data management. 

The GFMD was serviced by a dedicated Support Unit from 2008 to 2021.


IOM press release:

IOM Director General's video: