International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Michele Klein Solomon

Director, Global Compact for Migration


Michele Klein Solomon is Director, Global Compact for Migration, Office of the Director General, at the International Organization for Migration (IOM). She leads the Organization’s follow up to the 2016 UN General Assembly summit on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants, and IOM support to the development and implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

From 2014 to mid-2016, Michele Klein Solomon served as the Director of the Secretariat of the state-led Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative, based at IOM. Prior to this, she was IOM’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York. She previously served as the Director of the Migration Policy and Research Department of IOM.

Michele Klein Solomon regularly provides advice and guidance to governments in all regions of the world as well as to regional, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations on a wide range of migration policy matters.