Ambassador William L. Swing, the former Director General of the International Organization for Migration, began by drawing the audience’s attention to “three worlds,” two of which we currently live in, a third which the Model International Mobility Declaration (MIMD) offers to usher in. The first world is comprised of ever-growing migration. Amb. Swing explained that although international migrants comprise only three percent of the global population (and have for about fifty years), the actual number of international migrants is greater than ever because the global population quadrupled during the Twentieth Century. Amb. Swing also examined the important economic benefits of migration and growth created through mobility.
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