International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Ryszard Cholewinski

Senior Migration Specialist in ILO


A Senior Migration Specialist in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Regional Office for Arab States, based in Beirut, Lebanon, having previously worked at ILO Headquarters in Geneva (2010-2017) and IOM (2005-2010).

He oversees ILO’s labour migration work in the Arab region relating to policy and technical assistance, research, and development cooperation, in close collaboration with ILO Geneva, field offices in other regions and ILO’s tripartite constituents, with a view to advancing ILO’s fair migration agenda.

He is a lawyer by training with 13 years of previous experience in an academic setting. He has published widely on international labour migration, human rights of migrants, and various aspects of European Union migration law and policy.