US candidate Amy Pope wins vote to become head of UN migration agency

US candidate Amy Pope won a vote in Geneva on Monday to become head of the UN migration agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

"The first woman to lead IOM, Ms. Pope will assume her duties for a five-year term beginning on 1 October 2023," IOM wrote on Twitter.

Pope, a former White House advisor backed by US President Joe Biden, served as IOM deputy director but took leave to campaign against her boss, António Vitorino of Portugal.

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