IEC2012 – Peter Sutherland

Peter Sutherland

Peter Sutherland is UN Special Representative for Migration and Development and is Chairman of the London School of Economics. Mr Sutherland is also a Consultor for the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See.

Prior to his current positions, Mr Sutherland served as Attorney General of Ireland (1981-1984); EC Commissioner responsible for Competition Policy (1985-1989); Chairman of Allied Irish Banks (1989-1993) and Director General of GATT and then of The World Trade Organisation (1993-1995). Mr Sutherland was Chairman of BP plc (1997 – 2009).

A constructive attitude toward migration is a moral issue

Immigration is transforming our societies by introducing an unprecedented level of diversity. This often has led to discrimination, polarisation, and a divergence of values. The Christian concept of koinonia which teaches the value of actively cultivating community and a common spirit, can form the basis of how to respond to this challenge.

Date of event Friday 15th June