‘Migration is inevitable in view of the driving forces in an interconnected world; necessary, if skills are to be available, jobs to be filled and economies to flourish; and desirable for the contributions that migrants make both to countries of origin and destination’.
With this statement Ms. Irune Aguirrezabal of IOM’s Regional Office in Brussels opened IOM NL’s Exhibition “Achter de schermen van migratiemanagement. Het werk van de Internationale Organisatie voor Migratie in beeld” in The Hague.
Director-General for Migration Affairs at the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, Mr. Jan-Kees Goet, highlighted the growing relevance of global migration and the cooperation of the Dutch government and IOM.
With this special exhibition, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, aims to familiarize the public with its activities in migration management. Migration management is highlighted through personal stories from migrants and employees. You will meet the migrants IOM meets on a daily basis. Some of them arrived in the Netherlands a long time ago and want to use their knowledge for the development of their country of origin, others are just taking the first steps in the Netherlands; or have left the Netherlands because their future lies elsewhere.
The exhibition “Achter de schermen van migratiemanagement. Het werk van de Internationale Organisatie voor Migratie in beeld” is shown from 27th November to 14th December 2017 at Atrium City Hall, Spui in The Hague.
In 2018 the exhibition will be shown in other Dutch cities. In this way IOM wants to contribute to a respectful dialogue about migration and the people involved.