In the current international political climate where migration has received intense attention and government focus, global civil society movements have consistently stated the critical need to have a strong presence, collective voice, and unified vision to advocate for the best possible global governance and policy-making around migration. As critical stake-holders with a deep history and shared experience in collaborating on an international level, the Global Coalition on Migration (GCM) represents a vital space where its members can collectively chart the best methods, strategies and tools to take action together.
The GCM members represent regional and international networks of migrant associations, migrants rights organizations and advocates, trade unions, faith groups and academia, covering every region around the world. The concept of the GCM was born out of the collaborations of its initial member organizations around the Global Forum on Migration (GFMD) and the corresponding People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (PGA) processes.
The GCM was formally launched on 3 December 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland, and its International Secretariat is hosted by Migrants Rights International (MRI). The GCM is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Contact the GCM International Secretariat here.