Migrant Help, represented by CEO Robert Mccrea, was the only UK organisation of its kind to attend the International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM) conference in Geneva last week.
Ministers and officials from 92 countries and 51 international organisations along with academic and other participants met to discuss the theme of migration in cities. They looked at the complex dynamics of mobility at city and local level along with examining how risks can be managed and development opportunities maximised.
Being invited to such a high-profile event not only endorses Migrant Help’s status as the foremost charity offering support to migrants and asylum seekers but enables important interaction with influential people and groups from across the world.
Robert said: “I’m privileged to have been at the table and in discussions that will have an impact in the UK and globally.”
The two-day conference, in the Palais des Nations, saw William Lacy Swing, the director general of the IOM, launch the World Migration Report on Migrants and Cities: New Partnerships to Manage Urban Mobility and the IOM’s I Am a Migrant campaign.
Picture: Robert McCrea, Migrant Help CEO, attending the conference.