Rudi Maxwald is Senior Regional Liaison and Policy Officer at the IOM Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean in San José, Costa Rica. Previously he worked in different capacities in Europe, Asia and North America.
Migration connects countries, cities and communities. It follows long-standing mobility patterns or creates new ones as political, social and economic conditions change. Migration reflects shared histories, responds to economic needs, and fosters cultural ties. It poses challenges and offers opportunities for both migrants and societies.