Peter Sutherland

Former United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration

Bio

Peter Sutherland (1946-2018) was United Nations special representative of the secretary-general for international migration from 2006 to 2017.

A native of Ireland, Sutherland was previously attorney general of Ireland, chairman of Goldman Sachs International, and director general of GATT and then of The World Trade Organisation.

Featured Work

Refugees in Greece, January 2016. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cafodphotolibrary/25046152264">CAFOD Photo Library</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">(CC)</a>

SEP 14, 2016 Podcast

The UN's Peter Sutherland on the Migrant Crisis

In the run-up to the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, Joanne Myers talks with Peter Sutherland about the challenges of implementing the 1951 Refugee Convention, ...

MAY 6, 2016 Podcast

Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Ethics of the Refugee/Migrant Crisis with Peter Sutherland

On the next Global Ethics Forum, Peter Sutherland, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, discusses the ethics of the refugee crisis. ...

Peter Sutherland, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration.<br> CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

MAR 1, 2016 Podcast

The Refugee/Migrant Crisis

The migrant/refugee crisis is a defining moral issue for our generation, declares Peter Sutherland, UN special representative on international migration. And proximity should not ...