Migration Group Says World Must Be Ready for More Diversity

AP, October 21, 2015

The head of the International Organization for Migration says leaders must prepare the world for more diversity as aging societies in the developed world and endemic youth unemployment in the developing world drive demographic trends.

Speaking at a meeting on migration in Cairo on Wednesday, IOM Director-General William Lacy Swing says northern societies need workers while “we have a youthful, largely unemployed global south, with young people needing jobs.”

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He says, “Leaders who are not preparing their people for this, through public education, public information, and awareness-raising campaigns, just may not be doing their job.”

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