Statement from President Joe Biden on the IOM Director General Candidacy of Amy Pope
The White House
May 10, 2023
Amy Pope is an innovative, strategic leader with impeccable qualifications, and I strongly support her candidacy to serve as the next Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). As we grapple with record levels of displacement worldwide, IOM needs a forward-looking leader who will position the organization to address the challenges we face. I have worked first-hand with Amy over her 20-year career in migration and disaster relief. Amy has the necessary experience to effectively mobilize IOM and its Members to respond to rising migration challenges, including the impacts of a changing climate, with innovative and inclusive solutions. She is the right person for the job. I ask IOM Member States to join the United States in voting for Amy Pope at the upcoming IOM elections in Geneva, Switzerland.