Acting together in a world on the move

The Global Migration Group (GMG) is an inter-agency group bringing together heads of agencies to promote the wider application of all relevant international and regional instruments and norms relating to migration, and to encourage the adoption of more coherent, comprehensive and better coordinated approaches to the issue of international migration. The GMG is particularly concerned with improving the overall effectiveness of its members and other stakeholders in capitalizing upon the opportunities and responding to the challenges presented by international migration.


  • 14 March 2014: 2nd GMG/KNOMAD Workshop on Learning, organized by KNOMAD and GMG Task Force on Capacity Development in Geneva. See Programme and Information note

  • 21 January 2014: Retreat on Migration Indicators for the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda, summary report available. Click here for more information.

  • 10 January 2014: GMG Thematic Paper on the Exploitation and Abuse of International Migrants, particularly those in an Irregular Situation - A Human Rights Approach is available here.

  • 1 January 2014: The International Labour Organization (ILO) assumes the chairmanship of the GMG. For the first time, and following the GMG’s internal review a GMG member will be holding the Chair for a full year. Click here for the report of the outgoing IOM Chair.

  • 18 December 2013: On this year’s International Migrants Day, the GMG calls for the inclusion of migrants in the post-2015 UN development agenda, recognizing migrants’ contributions to development and the many vulnerabilities they face. Click here to read the full press release.

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