Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) presents credentials
Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): April 19, 2012 - Mr. Ashley James Carl presented his credentials as the Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) based in Pohnpei to Secretary Lorin S. Robert of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
FSM became a member of IOM during the 100th IOM Council Session last December 2011, joining a membership of another 145 countries. Mr. Carl manages IOM activities being implemented across the North Pacific Region from the head office based in Pohnpei.
The IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, promote international cooperation on migration issues, assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems, including climate change, and provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need. With its presence in more than a hundred twenty countries, IOM promotes awareness of international migration laws and assists governments in the development of national migration legislation. IOM also carries out post-emergency relief and recovery, implements and advises on medical and public health programs, assists victims of trafficking, trains government officials in migration management, works to facilitate legal migration and helps with the temporary or permanent settlement of people who work abroad.
About his new capacity, Mr. Carl stated, "It is an honor to have been designated to this position by the IOM Director-General, Ambassador William Lacy Swing, and now to have my credentials officially accepted by the Government of FSM".
Mr. Carl said he intends to work closely with IOM's National and State counterparts under his new designation, many of whom he has worked with the past 3 years.
Witnessing the presentation of credentials at the Department of Foreign Affairs were Deputy Secretary Samson E. Pretrick, Deputy Assistant Jackson T. Soram and members of the IOM staff.
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