Partnerships for Trade and Migration

Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)

UNCTAD supports the intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, a process launched in the context of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants.

Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)

UNCTAD participates and contributes to the GFMD, an initiative of the United Nations Member States to address the migration and development interconnections.

Global Migration Group (GMG)

UNCTAD participates and contributes to the GMG and to several of its working groups.

The GMG is a United Nations inter-agency group to promote the wider application of all relevant international and regional instruments and norms relating to migration, and to encourage the adoption of more coherent, comprehensive and better coordinated approaches to the issue of international migration.

Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (DFS)

UNCTAD participates in this Focus Group devoted to explore ways to improve development benefits - including on remittances - of making available financial services via digital means by building on improved reach and reduced costs.

UNCTAD co-Chairs the Ecosystem Working Group and has collaborated in mapping the DFS ecosystem encompassing policy, regulatory and supervision enablers, players, and products and services - such as remittances.

The Focus Group is hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Chaired by the Gates Foundation, and it is an open platform for digital financial services stakeholders, including regulators, private sector and international organizations, to share knowledge and lessons learned to identify frameworks needed to support the scaling up of DFS usage.

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