International Organization for Migration in Kazakhstan and Central Asia invites all stakeholders to participate in a panel session on "Migration and development in the countries of the Customs Union" at the VII Astana Economic Forum, which will be held on 21-23 May in the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The panel session will be held at Palace of Independence in Astana on 22 May, at 11.30a.m., organized and moderated by the International Organization for Migration.

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William Lacy Swing became “Person of the Month”

Ambassador William Lacy Swing has dedicated his career to public service on behalf of the United States of America and the international community. William Lacy Swing has ably led International Organization of Migration over the past five years.

Director General of the International Organization for Migration- Ambassador William Lacy Swing became “Person of the Month” for March 2014 on G-Global info-communicative platform

William Lacy SwingAmbassador William Lacy Swing has dedicated his career to public service on behalf of the United States of America and the international community.  William Lacy Swing has ably led International Organization of Migration over the past five years. He was re-elected on 14 June 2013 by IOM’s governing body to the post of Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM),  that he has held since October 2008. He strengthens IOM’s emergency response, its management of complex humanitarian migrant and refugee movements, and further developing IOM’s role as the leader of policy and programs related to global migration.

From May 2003 till January 2008, as UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ambassador Swing successfully led all facets of the largest UN peacekeeping operation in history.

Prior to his work in the DRC, Ambassador Swing served from 2001 to 2003 as the Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Western Sahara and Chief of Mission for the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

During a long diplomatic career at the US Department of State, Mr. Swing was a six-time ambassador, managing some of the largest diplomatic missions and foreign development and humanitarian aid programmes in two hemispheres, with a record of strengthening bilateral relationships. Ambassador Swing worked closely with Mandela when he was US ambassador to South Africa from 1989 to 1992.

Ambassador William Lacy Swing is an invited speaker to VII Astana Economic Forum for the IOM session “Migration and development in Customs Union” which will be held on the 22nd of May as part of the Forum.

Ambassador William Lacy Swing will answer all the questions of the platform users on
G-Global portal in online mode.

The conference theme: «Migration partnerships for development».

Link to online conference: http://www.group-global.org/en/person/view/130930

 

Reference: «Person of the month» is an interactive online conference of G-Global info-communication Internet platform. Splendid experts of modern age and world famous personae advise and answer questions of users of the portal www.group-global.org in online mode. All interested persons may take part in the discussion.

 

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Tel.: +7 (7172) 70 18 12
e-mail: a.dodesheva@astanaforum.org

 

 

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