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JUNE 30 2016
Watch LIVE: Director General William Lacy Swing reacts to the decision on IOM’s Facebook channel: ow.ly/kGI4301NEkF
PHOTOS: From the IOM Council Special Session & Reception at the Palais des Nations http://ow.ly/FLlR301NYNB
GENEVA, Switzerland—Member states of the International Organisation for Migration, meeting at its Special Council in Geneva earlier today, unanimously approved IOM’s entry into the United Nations system. A resolution adopted unanimously by the IOM Council approves the IOM-UN relationship agreement paving the way for IOM’s entry into the United Nations system as a related organization. This decision, which was taken unanimously by IOM membership saw and overwhelming majority recognize IOM’s operational efficiency, flexibility and cost effectiveness.
Edited by Vincenzo Cesareo
No country is immune to conflict or natural disaster. When such crises erupt, migrants that are present in the country experiencing a crisis can fall through the cracks of emergency and post-crisis responses. Recognizing this reality, the United States and the Philippines, after two years of global, broad and inclusive consultation process, launched the “GUIDELINES TO PROTECT MIGRANTS IN COUNTRIES EXPERIENCING CONFLICT OR NATURAL DISASTER” at UN Headquarters, New York on June 15, 2016.