For over 200 million people, migrating to a foreign land represents the hope of a better life and valuable career experience.


Delegates and Representatives from over 70 countries and organizations gathered in the State of Kuwait for the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria that was chaired by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The English News Department at the Ministry of Information of Kuwait conducted a series of interviews with several senior officials and participants attending the high-profile conference.
Exclusive Interview with Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General of the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM).


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The ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Philippines has drawn global attention to the plight of displaced people, and to the complex relationship between migration and sustainable development. In this context, there is growing debate about the manner in which migration should be factored into the post-2015 global framework. 


The deaths of hundreds of migrants in shipwrecks off the Italian island of Lampedusa in the last two weeks were a key issue at the heart of Pope Francis’ meetin


"It’s no secret that Malaysia is suffering badly from ‘Brain Drain’, as someone who studies the reasons and effects of migration, William Swing may be in a posi


The International Organization for Migration's director general discusses global migration and how it impacts all of us.


All over the world, people are moving, for jobs or away from conflict. 

In recent years, increasing numbers of people have been moving not only from one country to another, but onwards to other cities and countries where they can find better opportunities or a safe home for their family.


Ambassador William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM), gave a special lecture for the RSC on ‘Migration consequences of complex crises’ at St Anne’s College on 15 October 2012, reflecting upon the nuanced and complex relationship between crises and mobility.