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Ebun Jusu

When Ebun Jusu left home she never expected her country’s president to call her back.

Jusu left her native Sierra Leone to study law in the United States. She stayed on and gained a wealth of experience in banking and law and a reputation as a top barrister and solicitor.

Top lawyer brings her global experience home

When Ebun Jusu left home she never expected her country’s president to call her back.

Jusu left her native Sierra Leone to study law in the United States. She stayed on and gained a wealth of experience in banking and law and a reputation as a top barrister and solicitor. So well-respected was she that President Ernest Bai Koroma contacted her directly and asked to return to Sierra Leone as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Today, when she’s able to take a little time out from her ministerial duties, Jusu serves on a variety of associations and foundations including the Sierra Leone Bar Association and the Freetown Street Kids Foundation, an organization she personally founded.

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"MY PRIMARY GOAL IS TO ACQUIRE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE AND PUT IT TO GOOD USE IN MY OWN COUNTRY.”

PABLO

Dreaming of a career in advertising, Spanish born Pablo moved to Buenos Aries to study. Drawn to the city by its reputation for excellence, he worked hard and was awarded a Master’s Degree.

From Europe to the Americas and (someday) back again

Dreaming of a career in advertising, Spanish born Pablo moved to Buenos Aries to study. Drawn to the city by its reputation for excellence, he worked hard and was awarded a Master’s Degree.

On graduation, Pablo decided to stay in Argentina. He gained important real-world experience by interning at a number of firms before being hired by a major multinational organisation that also sponsored his work visa application. He loves the role. Next to his fantasy job (perhaps a surf instructor or some sort of open-air career) it’s a perfect role.

When he’s not working, Pablo travels to other parts of South America – places that might be prohibitively expensive if he were coming from Spain. Closer to home, as part of a multinational community, he appreciates the chance to get to know people from all parts of Latin America.

Like many migrants, Pablo misses home and family and plans to return some day. But when he does, he’ll be bringing plenty of skills and experience with him.

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“THERE IS OPPORTUNITY HERE TO LEARN REAL SKILLS, SKILLS THAT I CAN USE HERE, IN SPAIN OR MAYBE SOMEWHERE ELSE.”

International Migrants Day - 18 December

On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

UN Member States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are invited to observe International Migrants Day through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, and through the sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure their protection.

For more details, visit – http://www.un.org/en/events/migrantsday/

For information on all other upcoming events please visit – http://unobserver.iom.int/index.php/events

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INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY - 18 DECEMBER