Hopes are wavering on the first anniversary of the European Union’s (EU) relocation programme which was established last September 2015.
IOM Director General William Lacy Swing's Speech at the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants and signing of the IOM-UN Agreement, 19 September 2016
People have always been on the move. Migration is not a catastrophe, nor is it an invasion. Often, it is not even an emergency. Throughout human history it has mostly been, simply, one thing: inevitable.
Today, the General Assembly of the United Nations will bring together Heads of State and Government from across the world for the UN Summit for refugees and migrants.
On the eve of this UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants in which we place our hopes, we, young migrants of the world studying in Geneva, confirm to the gathered heads of states that education is our future and the future of the democracies who welcome us. We want the right to education for all children, regardless of their status…