Jorge Romero Leon Which Way to a New Paradigm? Coordinating National and International Responses to Effect Change in the Global Dialogue on Migration. Abstract The paper will explore the efforts to coordinate national and international advocacy strategies by migrant and labor organizations, academics and international CSO's to promote migrant empowerment and develop new terms of engagement of the international dialogue on migration in the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and beyond. Special attention will be given to the challenges of coordinating quite distinct organizations and goals at different levels, with different stakeholders; the lack of a sustained dialogue at the international level, and the opacity of the government led Global Forum and parallel international dialogue structures. On the basis of recent experience, the paper will present lessons and recommendations for future engagement of international organizations and national governments acting in bilateral and international fora, aimed at improving coordination, enabling migrants’ voices and facilitating access to timely information with the goal of enabling new and more effective advocacy strategies in the International High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development of 2013 and the dialogue mechanisms stemming from it.