12. September 2008
DIW-President Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann, who is also Director of IZA, has just been appointed as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Migration.
This council, consisting of a small group of the most knowledgeable and relevant personalities in this field, is integrated into the Network of Global Agenda Councils of the World Economic Forum addressing all the crucial challenges of humankind to ensure that interlinkages among global issues are fully explored. The Network of Global Agenda Councils have a major impact on shaping the global agenda by monitoring and prioritizing global challenges, by elaborating solutions and by being available in crisis management situations. It will also act as an advisory board to the World Economic Forum and other interested parties, such as governments and international organizations.