High-level Section of the Governing Body - Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization

William Lacy Swing: Migration has always been overwhelmingly positive

Ambassador William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, made the case for understanding migrants as an engine for economic growth, particularly in countries across Europe faced with an aging workforce. He spoke at a high-level panel discussion on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on labour markets, which was held at the 326th session of the ILO Governing Body.