Global Coordinating Office

Global Coordinating Office


"MADE is a global networking space connecting civil society organisations and movements around the world to speak out together for migrants' rights and against abuses, violations and racism; to speak out on changing the current narrative to one where migrants and diaspora are champions and drivers of vibrant societies and human development."

Wies Maas, ICMC

Global activities and actions are coordinated by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) with an international team based in Brussels and Geneva.

Since 2011, upon the invitation of civil society partners and consecutive government Chairs, ICMC has acted Civil Society Coordinating Office for the Global Forum on Migration and Development. Since early 2014, the coordination of GFMD civil society activities has become part of MADE.

The Global Coordinating Office organises global activities and advocacy actions, facilitates networking and information-sharing and builds connections between the regional networks and global working groups, the International Steering Committee and partners worldwide. The Global Coordinating Office also undertakes fundraising to ensure sustainability. 


Activities 2014 - 2015

Priorities 2015 - 2016

Related News


Movement report II

In 2016, MADE published an independent assessment of progress on civil society’s “5-year 8-point Action Plan” through the end of 2015—year 2 of the plan. Prepared by researcher from Maastricht University School of Governance Elaine McGregor, the Movement Report noted achievement on some of the 8 points, notably the successful incorporation of migration in the new 2030 Agenda sustainable development goals

Vacancy notice: MADE Programme Manager

To ensure timely completion of the MADE programme according to donor requirements, ICMC recruits a Programme Manager to replace the current project manager during her maternity leave. We are looking for an articulate and passionate advocate for migrant rights and human development with proven experience in managing EU funded development programmes.



Related Events


Global Forum on Migration and Development 2015

The Turkish Chair has chosen as its main theme, “Strengthening Partnerships: Human Mobility for Sustainable Development” in a bid to highlight that international migration cannot be managed effectively by any one country alone.

Global Forum on Migration and Development -Civil Society Days

The week will open with the GFMD Civil Society Days (CSD) on 12 and 13 October 2015. A shared session with governments 'Common Space', will be held on 14 October, and the GFMD Government Days will take place on 15-16 October.

United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda

The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.