DG Speeches

Keynote Speech ‘10 Observations on the Future of Migration’

The Director General of ICMPD, Mr Peter Widermann, spoke at the ICMPD 20th Anniversary Symposium: 10 Observations on the Future of Migration, which took place on 7 November 2013 in Vienna, Austria. In his speech, Mr Widermann presented the predictions and recommendations of the ICMPD study '10 Observations on the Future of Migration'. He also urged all actors working in migration-related fields to cooperate and coordinate their actions and policies for "consistent, complementary and  concerted action".

The full text of the speech delivered by Mr Widermann can be accessed here.

 

Keynote Speech in Commemoration of ICMPD’s 20th Anniversary

The Director General of ICMPD, Mr Peter Widermann, spoke at ICMPD's 20th anniversary celebration in Beirut, Lebanon, on 9 October 2013. The event was part of the Director General's visit to the country from 910 October 2013. In his speech, Mr Widermann spoke about the successful cooperation between ICMPD and Lebanon in various migration-related initiatives.

The full text of the speech delivered by Mr Widermann can be accessed here.

 

UN High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development General Debate

The Director General of ICMPD, Mr Peter Widermann, spoke at the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development General Debate, UN General Assembly 68th Session, which took place in New York, USA, on 34 May 2013. In his speech, Mr Widermann urged all stakeholders to recognise migration as "an enabler of global development" and to include it in the post-2015 development agenda currently being developed. He also argued that migration can best advance development when the mobility of people is facilitated, when integration policies are inclusive and foster migrants' participation in society and when border management systems facilitate the movement of people and goods while keeping the borders safe and secure.

The full text of the speech delivered by Mr Widermann can be accessed here.

 

Second Informal Meeting of Brdo Process Interior Ministers

The Director General of ICMPD, Mr Peter Widermann, spoke at the Second Informal Meeting of Brdo Process Interior Ministers, which took place in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia, on 22 May 2013. In his speech, Mr Widermann spoke about the Brdo Process discussion paper on visa liberalisation and mixed migration flows, as well as recent developments in migration in South Eastern Europe.

The full text of the speech delivered by Mr Widermann can be accessed here.