IOM Director General Antonio Vitorino (left) and US State Secretary Antony Blinken (right)

Washington D.C, 17 November 2021, (TDI): US State Secretary Antony Blinken met the leading authorities of UN International Organization for Migration (IOM). These authorities include Antonio Vitorina the Director-General for the International organization for Migration along with two newly appointed Deputy Director-General Ugochi Daniels and General Amy Pope. The meeting took place in Washington D.C yesterday.

Blinken rejoiced Director General Antonio Vitorina on the upcoming 70th anniversary of IOM. He further congratulated the Deputy Directors on securing their new positions. Moreover, Blinken appreciated IOM’s effort in providing humanitarian assistance to the Afghan Community. Both officials discussed future challenges and strategies to address migration problems.

They agreed on making a collective effort to improve migration management in the American Region. The officials agreed on identifying the root causes of irregular migration patterns and the dire need to address them.

Blinken highlighted United States leaderships commitment to addressing humanitarian crisis and the resettlement of refugees. The US aspires to collaborate with international actors to combat migration challenges. To effectively deal with Climate Change, and to provide Human Security to people that are being affected by Climate Change.

International Organization of Migration is one of the Intergovernmental organizations established in the early 1950s. The organization was established to settle the chaos and disruption that occurred after the end of the second world war.

This prestigious organization has been working to address the refugee crisis and supporting people affected by the civil wars. This organization later started working with various governments and civil societies to advance migrant resettlement and promote the wellbeing of migrants.