UN Global Migration Group and its many partners pretend they are trying to help migrants when if fact they and their partners are the ones who caused the problem in the first place. The goal is to destroy nation states by flooding them with the very migrants the UN and its partners created.
One mechanism for IOM’s collaboration with the UN system is the Global Migration Group (GMG), an inter-agency group, meeting at both the working level as well as at the level of heads of agencies. The GMG aims to promote the wider application of all relevant international and regional instruments and norms relating to migration, and the provision of more coherent and stronger leadership to improve the overall effectiveness of the international community’s and United Nation’s policy and operational response to the opportunities and challenges presented by international migration.
The GMG grew out of an existing inter-agency group, the Geneva Migration Group, which was established in April 2003 by the heads of IOM, ILO, OHCHR, UNCTAD, UNHCR and UNODC. In early 2006 membership in the Geneva Migration Group was expanded to include UNDESA, UNDP, UNFPA and the World Bank. The Geneva Migration Group’s Terms of Reference were updated, and it was renamed the “Global Migration Group”. In November 2007 the GMG admitted a further four members – UNESCO, UNICEF, the United Nations Regional Commissions and UNITAR. In 2010, WHO and UN Women were and in 2014 FAO and UNU were admitted as members, bringing the total GMG membership to 18 agencies.
IOM served as Chair of the GMG from July to December 2013, prior to which IOM had served as Chair from January to June 2007. The International Labour Organization (ILO) assumed the chairmanship of the GMG on 1 January 2014 for a full year, following a GMG internal review. The GMG is chaired in 2015 by the World Bank. For a list of previous Chairs and background information on the GMG, click here.
- Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
- International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
- United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- UN Regional Commissions (ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA)
- United Nations University (UNU)
- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
- World Bank
- World Health Organization (WHO)
The GMG has three working groups and two task forces, including:
- Working Group on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies, co-chaired by IOM and UNDP
- Working Group on Data and Research, co-chaired by IOM and UNDESA
- Working Group on Migration, Human Rights and Gender, co-chaired by OHCHR, UN Women and UNICEF
- Task Force on Capacity Development, co-convened by IOM and UNITAR
- Task Force on Migration and Decent Work, co-convened by ILO and IOM
GMG at the IOM Council
The current GMG Chair can be contacted at email@example.com