Countries need to be better prepared for a more mixed and multicultural world, said the chief of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacey Swing, on Monday.
At UN Headquarters in New York for the International Dialogue on Migration, Mr. Swing pointed out that if the world can change the way it looks at migration, a lot can be accomplished.
“If we say that migration is a problem to be solved, we start from a negative” he explained to Liz Scaffidi, pointing out that migration was “as old as humankind” and a “human reality that needs to be managed.”
He began by outlining the complexity of migration and the need for cooperation, coordination and partnership.