The Berne Initiative Process was launched by the government of Switzerland in 2001. The International Agenda for Migration Management is a product of the Berne Initiative Process designed to assist government migration practitioners in developing effective measures for the management of migration. It offers a non-binding yet comprehensive reference system for dialogue, cooperation and capacity building at the national, regional and global level.
The International Agenda for Migration Management represents views of states throughout the world. Its main elements - common understandings and effective practices - have been developed in a process of consultations among states from all regions, fully respecting their sovereignty in the field, and with other stakeholders in migration.