Working Group on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies

The GMG established a Working Group (WG) on mainstreaming migration into national development strategies in 2010, to facilitate enhanced inter-agency coordination at the country level. The WG is co-chaired by UNDP and IOM, and develops tools and resources to enhance the value added of the GMG Handbook on Mainstreaming Migration into Development Planning following its launch at the fourth Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The WG supports GMG priorities with a view to strengthening policy processes and practical approaches to migration and development with UN Country Teams (UNCTs), governments, civil society partners at country level. Drawing on the expertise of the GMG, the WG provides support to Resident Coordinators (RCs) and UNCTs in developing coherent strategies with national partners. In 2017 the WG finalized the GMG Guidance Note on Intergrating Migration and Displacement in United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs).

See Terms of Reference.


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Please be advised that following extensive system-wide consultations and the proposal by the UN Deputy Secretary-General and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration, the UN Secretary-General decided, at a meeting of the Executive Committee on 23 May 2018, to establish a UN Network on Migration, as a successor to the Global Migration Group, to ensure effective, coordinated system-wide support to the implementation of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.


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