GFMD Focal Points

Participating UN Member States and Observer States have designated GFMD Focal Points who enable the GFMD to liaise with governments and to facilitate dialogue and greater coordination between different government offices, as well as between government and other stakeholders, at national level. They can also play a role as catalysts of greater coherence in the development and migration field at international level.

Non-governmental Friends of the Forum members, including international organizations and regional consultative processes (RCPs), also appoint their GFMD focal points who coordinate their organization’s respective participation and contribution to the GFMD process.

Altogether, this network of government and non-government focal points act as a sounding board, keep abreast of Forum-related developments, and advise on the agenda, structure and format of each Forum meeting.

Official GFMD communications are sent through the GFMD focal points.  The GFMD Support Unit maintains a GFMD focal points directory, which is continually updated in view of the constantly changing nature of the assignments of GFMD focal points. At present, the network mostly includes Focal Points from States’ capitals and from Geneva. Members that are not represented in Geneva, however, are represented by Focal Points from their Missions in New York, Brussels or other places where they maintain offices.

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This directory contains information on National Focal Points, Focal Points at International Organizations and other governmental representatives and observers.