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"We should talk about 'Brain Circulation' and not 'Brain Drain.'"
William Lacy Swing, IOM Director-General at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos, Switzerland.

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“An international task force put an end to piracy off Somalia. If you can do that, we can have a task force for (people) smuggling gangs.”  – IOM Director General William Lacy Swing

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Let's change the narrative on migration

“A development agenda without migration would be out of step with our times.” – IOM Director General William Lacy Swing in an exclusive interview with Devex on the sidelines of the recent Global Diaspora and Development Forum in Dublin, Ireland

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IOM Director General Visits IOM Operations in Iraq’s Kurdish Region

IOM Director General William Lacy Swing reviews IOM’s operations in northern Iraq, meets with Kurdish leaders and partner agencies, and joins staff in the distribution of critical aid to displaced Iraqis fleeing the violence in Mosul and other areas.

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Migrants: l'interview de William Lacy Swing, directeur général de l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations

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Germany and IOM Commit to Closer Collaboration

IOM and Germany yesterday marked 60 years of the Federal Republic’s membership in the organization with a commitment to increase dialogue and cooperation on migration policies.

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CNN Amanpour: Europe needs to do more to share responsibility for migrants flocking to its shores, says DG William Lacy Swing

“More and more people are leaving out of desperation, and far too many are dying along the migratory route,” IOM’s Director General William Lacy Swing told CNN’s Hala Gorani, standing in for Christiane Amanpour in a live interview this week.

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"Only by recognizing migrants’ rights and thinking about their well-being can migration be used for a country's development."IOM Director General William Lacy Swing at the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai

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Ambassador William Lacy Swing

Director General SwingAmbassador William Lacy Swing of the United States is now on his second five-year term as Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). He was re-elected on 14 June 2013 by IOM’s governing body to the post that he has held since October 2008.

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