About: William Lacy Swing

UN wants Libya to agree to shut down migrant camps

The United Nations wants Libya's internationally-backed government to agree to shut down 30 detention centers holding 15,000 migrants, most of whom will be sent back to their countries, the head of the IOM said on Tuesday (28 November).

International Migrants Day: Let your light shine

There are an estimated 60 million distressed migrants in the world, and anti-migrant sentiment in some quarters is becoming increasingly visible, writes William Lacy Swing. 

Migrants need cities; Cities need migrants

Many places being cited as examples of cities reborn - including London, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Sidney - owe their renaissance to growing populations of the foreign-born, writes William Lacy Swing.