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The Coordinator

The Coordinator

The Network Coordinator is the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Amy Pope, is the Coordinator of the UN Network on Migration. The Network Coordinator has primary responsibility for:

  • Fostering collaboration and consensus among Network members in all aspects of its functioning and work, and ensuring effective collaboration with existing coordination mechanisms and stakeholders;
  • Working with Network members to identify priorities and opportunities for action by the Network, focusing on the added value of coordinated work;
  • Convening and ensuring the smooth functioning of the Network, including the capacity building mechanism;
  • Facilitating regular interaction between the Principals of the Executive Committee.
  • Briefing the UN system, Member States and other stakeholders on the activities of the Network;
  • Proactively identifying funding opportunities for Network operations, with the support of the Executive Committee;
  • Maintaining an effective Secretariat in support of the Network.



Ms. Amy Pope, Coordinator of the UN Network on Migration

IOM’s 11th Director General and first woman to lead the Organization, DG Pope firmly believes that engagement with all stakeholders, including Members States, private sector, civil society organizations, and migrants themselves is key to harnessing the power of migration.

Prior to joining IOM, DG Pope served as the Senior Advisor on Migration to President Biden in 2021; Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor from 2015-2017, and as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director on Transborder Security from 2013-2015.

DG Pope graduated magna cum laude from the Duke University School of Law with a Juris Doctor and has a BA in Political Science (with Honors) from the Haverford College in Pennsylvania. She is married and has two daughters.

Past Briefings 2019 - 2023

Coordinator's Briefing - 14 March 2023

Coordinator's Briefing - 15 September 2022

The Coordinator's Briefing - 19 October 2021

The Coordinator's Briefing - 24 June 2021

Excellencies, distinguished guests, colleagues, It is my pleasure to meet with you today to provide an update of the work of the United Nations Network on Migration. We will use this briefing today to inform you of the new Network workplan for the 2021-2022 period, leading up to the first International Migration Review Forum of the Global Compact...

The Coordinator's Briefing - 18 March 2021

Member State Interventions

Briefing to Member States, Geneva 12 December 2019


GFMD Summit 2021, Geneva 26 January 2021

HLPF 2021

Key Correspondence

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).