Election of Mr. António Vitorino for the position of Director General of the International Organization for Migration
- Published: June 29, 2018
The Portuguese Government welcomes the news of the election of Mr. António Vitorino for the position of Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The election took place today, 29 June 2018, in Geneva, at a Special Session of the IOM Council.
The candidacy of António Vitorino to this important international position is exemplary of the high relevance attributed by Portugal to this subject, to the need for dialogue and to the urgent need to find effective solutions for migratory issues within an international framework. The election of Mr. Vitorino is a just acknowledgement of the undisputed merit and personal capacities of this outstanding citizen and of his remarkable professional career, over the length of which issues and processes related to migration have been ever present.