Established in 2007, the GFMD is the largest informal, non-binding, voluntary and government-led process, bringing together expertise from all regions and countries at all stages of economic, social and political development.
The Forum aims to support existing regional consultations in the field of migration, as well as to promote a common approach to migration and development at the national and international levels.
The GFMD Steering Group is comprised of 29 member countries that are firmly committed to offer sustained political and conceptual support to the Chair-in-Office and ensure continuity of the overall process. This includes carrying out periodic evaluations of the activities of the Forum, both in terms of process and content, as well as assisting the Chair-in-Office in seeking technical and financial support for the GFMD process.
The accession to the Forum will promote Azerbaijan’s active involvement in global migration and allow the country to share its best practices in this field.