Multilateral Processes

The Multilateral Processes Division (MPD) of the Department for International Cooperation and Partnerships was established in 2015 as a body through which IOM’s positions and policies in relation to international migration policy could be disseminated. MPD’s main focus began with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the SDGs continue to remain a large part of the Division’s work. The MPD has since expanded to encompass not only the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but a variety of other multilateral processes such as:

  • Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
  • Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Financing for Development)
  • Habitat III
  • The New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants
  • The Grand Bargain

Whom do we work with?

Under the department of International Cooperation and Partnerships, the Division works with IOM partners and colleagues. The Division also frequently meets with colleagues from other UN agencies that work on the subject of migrants and migration, as well as governments, IOM missions and country offices.

The Multilateral Processes Division engages in forums and dialogues related to international migration policy and law. The MPD is involved with the development of the Migration Governance Index, a policy-benchmarking framework aiming to offer insights on policy levers that countries can action to strengthen their migration governance, as well as identify best practices for future programming.