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On the day that The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is formally being adopted, Michele Klein Solomon analysed the implications and outcomes from the UN Conference in Marrakech (10-11 December 2018). In her address to the IIEA, Michele Klein Solomon discussed the leadership role that the IOM has played in developing a people-centred, balanced and forward-looking global agenda on international migration.


About the Speaker:

Michele Klein Solomon is Director, Global Compact for Migration, Office of the Director General at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and leads the Organization’s follow-up to the 2016 UN General Assembly summit on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants, and the development of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

From 2014 to 2016, Ms Klein Solomon served as the Director of the Secretariat of the state-led Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative, based at IOM.  Prior to this, she was IOM’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations.  She previously served as the Director of the Migration Policy and Research Department of IOM.