We need to think about migrants, not just when they’re stranded at sea: New IOM chief
Amy Pope took office as the chief of UN migration agency IOM on 1 October, becoming the first woman to lead the organisation.
In her very first week on the job, she sat down with UN News’s Dominika Tomaszewska-Mortimer to talk about a comprehensive view of migration and its causes.
She insisted on the urgent need for more regular pathways for people whose lives are uprooted because of poverty, gang violence or climate change. She’s also advocating for a new narrative around the issue, arguing that in an ageing world, “ultimately, countries will be competing for migrants”.