In his words, such a forum would:
Allow governments to establish a common understanding, based upon the best evidence, on the areas of migration policymaking that have the greatest potential to contribute to development.
Most of all, such a forum would maintain our focus on international migration issues, while signaling that international migration is a normal but crucial element in the development process.
More food for thought for a topic widely debated recently.
Raj Nallari's comment here on migrant remittances. 
PSD today: Home Depot does remittances. 
- Advances in Development Economics