Interview with William Lacy Swing
30-09-2009 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 875
William Lacy Swing is the Director General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Previously, he held the office of Special Representative to the UN Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of Congo (2003 – 2008) and Western Sahara (2001 – 2003), and headed the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara. This followed a long career in the United States Department of State, during which he served as ambassador six times.
The interview was held on 6 July 2009 by Toni Pfanner, Editor-in-chief of the International Reiew of the Red Cross, and Deborah Casalin, assistant editor.