Amy Pope became the first woman Director-General of the United Nations Migration Agency

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first-woman-Director-General-of-the-United-NationsAmy Pope of the United States has been selected as the first female Director-General of the United Nations Migration Agency.

An Overview of the News

  • She will head the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  • Pope is currently serving as deputy to Director General Antonio Vitorino.

  • Her five-year term as director general will begin on October 1, replacing Vitorino.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

  • It is an agency of the United Nations and provides services and advice related to migration.

  • The agency provides assistance to governments and expatriates.

  • It caters to the needs of diverse groups including internally displaced persons, refugees and migrant workers.

Formation - 6 December 1951

Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland

Membership (2023) - 175 member states and 8 observer states

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