U.S. Support of Amy E. Pope’s Campaign for Director General of the International Organization for Migration
Statement from Secretary Antony J. Blinken
U.S. Department of State
May 10, 2023
On May 15, member states of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will elect IOM’s next Director General in Geneva. The United States nominated Amy E. Pope for this leadership role because she has the dedication, experience, and strategic vision to deliver on IOM’s complex mission with a focus on the safety and dignity of migrants.
Ms. Pope has visited more than 40 countries in every region of the world to hear directly from governments, host communities, and migrants about their priorities and to explain her vision for how IOM can holistically manage migration challenges. If elected Director General, her global engagement will not end. She will represent all member states, while inviting diverse voices to the table to inform IOM’s crucial work.
I encourage all IOM member states to embrace this important opportunity to reinvigorate the organization by electing Amy Pope as its next Director General.