As of January 2016, coordination responsibilities for the UNU Migration Network were handed over from UNU-GCM in Spain to UNU-MERIT in the Netherlands. Dr. Melissa Siegel of UNU-MERIT is now the day-to-day coordinator of the Migration Network, assisted by Ms. Elaine McGregor, also of UNU-MERIT.
Dr. David M. Malone, Rector of the United Nations University and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, noted how “The Network has registered numerous successes in a very short period of time. It has brought together UNU researchers around a common and critical conversation about the current and future challenges and opportunities of migration. This level of sustained intra-institute collaboration is unparalleled and speaks to the enthusiasm and energy of UNU researchers in this field of work.”
“The UNU Council has not missed an opportunity to express its support for this initiative. From the creation of a dedicated web platform showcasing UNU expertise on migration to the sustained engagement with the UN Global Migration Group (GMG), the Council has been impressed by the initiative and remarkable progress registered by the Network and its members.”
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