Ian Goldin addresses UN General Assembly

03 October 2013

Professor Goldin contributes to UN High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development

On 3 October 2013 Professor Ian Goldin addressed the UN General Assembly, following the President of the General Assembly and the Secretary General.

Speaking in the Opening Session of the High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, Professor Goldin made the case that Western, ‘developed’ states had migration to thank for many economic successes. "Steve Jobs would not have started Apple if his parents had not migrated," he cited, using the example of one of the most successful technology companies to illustrate his argument.

The purpose of the High Level Dialogue is to identify concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important links to development, while reducing its negative implications.