Global Migration Governance: Germany as an Architect of International Migration Policy

Policy Brief l March 2016 

No country in the world can overcome the challenges posed by migration on its own, but the international laws governing migration management are similar to a patchwork quilt. Since the turn of the millennium, however, global migration policy has undergone rapid change. Germany has been increasingly active: in 2017/18, it will, together with Morocco, chair the Global Forum on Migration and Development. It has become one of the architects of international migration policy. The Expert Council's Research Unit recommends: the political departments in Germany should not remain in their current crisis mode, but should agree to long-term guiding principles for migration foreign policy as soon as possible in order to ensure that the international dialogue on migration is further advanced in collaborative efforts.