Director-General IOM awarded hon. Doctorate 2018
On Sunday 1 July 2018, the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations conferred Ambassador William Lacy Swing. Director – General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the honorary doctorate degree, because of his outstanding international leadership in our common coping with one of history’s greatest migration crises; for his long, untiring and distinguished career as UN Under-Secretary-General, as Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and, as former Ambassador of the United States to Liberia, to South Africa, Haiti, to both Congo´s; for his skilled mobilization of comprehension, coherence and cooperation in the sharping of global migration policy as Director General of the International Organization for Migration; for his historic rejection of any globalization in indifference, and thus, for the leadership, intelligence, compassion and vision he brought to “a world on the move”.
Ambassador William L. Swing, Director – General International Organisation for Migration (IOM).