On behalf of the International Organization for Migration, I have the honor to submit to you a few considerations in this session dedicated to the future of Syria.
Fifteenth Coordination Meeting on International Migration Implementing the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants
Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Thursday, 16 February 2017, 10:00-13:00, in Conference Room 8, UNQ
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is an honor and pleasure to be here today, to moderate this discussion on the implementation of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants.
It is a distinct honor and privilege to have been invited by the Republic of Turkey to be the honorary speaker at the 9th Annual Ambassadors Conference.
Statement of Ambassador Laura Thompson at the Vienna Migration Conference High-Level Political Panel
With some 244 million international migrants in the world today, more people are living away from their countries of origin than ever before. This represents just more than 3 percent of the world’s global population, a percentage that has increased only slightly over the last several decades. What is different, however, is that people are moving from and to more places than ever before, making migration relevant to all governments and all societies.
Your Excellency, Mininster of the Interior, Angelino Alfano,
Your Excellencies, Ministers of the Interior,
Mr. Secretary and Madame Attorney General,
Representatives of European and International Organizations,
It is a great honour for me to share some thoughts with this distinguished audience.
I wish to thank the Italian Government and Minister of Interior, The Honorable Angelino Alfano, for the invitation.
Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Introduction and Workshop Context
Distinguished participants and panelists, ladies and gentlemen.
It is an honor to welcome you to Geneva for the convening of the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) in a series of two workshops on Follow-up and review of migration in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For the past 15 years IOM has been making available its regular and principal policy dialogue forum—the IDM—to strengthen global governance of migration.
It is a distinct honor and privilege to be here with you at this high-level meeting on the outcomes of the UN General Assembly “Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants”. At IOM, we have great respect for GIZ and its important work throughout the world.
I would like to make three points:
Statement of IOM Director General William Lacy Swing at the September Summit and Signing of the IOM-UN Agreement
The signature of this historic agreement brings the leading global migration agency – the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – into the United Nations and culminates a 65-year relationship with the UN. So, for the very first time in 71 years, the United Nations now has a “UN Migration Agency.” This is a singular honor for our Organization and, I believe, a genuine success – for migrants in particular but also for Member States and indeed for this Summit.
Statement, 6th Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD VI) - Thematic Session: “Promoting Resilient Health Systems for Quality of Life”
I wish to thank our host, the Government of Kenya and to the government and people of Japan and the Co-Sponsors for their unwavering support of Africa's Development through the TICAD framework.
I had the honor to participate in the TICAD V Summit in Yokohama in 2011 and I am honoured to be here today for TICAD VI. IOM is very honoured and proud to be associated with the TICAD and I would like to thank the Government of Japan for its generous financial support in the implementation of TICAD priority throughout Africa.