FNs spesialutsending for migrasjon, Peter Sutherland, sier EUs medlemsland bør motarbeide homogeniteten i befolkningen og kulturen, selv om befolkningen stritter imot.
Sutherland har eller har hatt lederposisjoner i selskap som Goldman Sachs og BP. Han kom fra et møte i Bilderbergergruppen til en konferanse om migrasjon.
Sutherland uttrykte bekymring for tilstrammingstendenser i Europa og mente at folk bør ha rett til å søke seg til hvilket land de vil enten det er for å studere eller arbeide.
The EU should «do its best to undermine» the «homogeneity» of its member states, the UN’s special representative for migration has said.
Peter Sutherland told peers the future prosperity of many EU states depended on them becoming multicultural.
He also suggested the UK government’s immigration policy had no basis in international law.
He was being quizzed by the Lords EU home affairs sub-committee which is investigating global migration.
Mr Sutherland, who is non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International and a former chairman of oil giant BP, heads the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which brings together representatives of 160 nations to share policy ideas.
He told the House of Lords committee migration was a «crucial dynamic for economic growth» in some EU nations «however difficult it may be to explain this to the citizens of those states».
The UN special representative on migration was also quizzed about what the EU should do about evidence from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that employment rates among migrants were higher in the US and Australia than EU countries.
He told the committee: «The United States, or Australia and New Zealand, are migrant societies and therefore they accommodate more readily those from other backgrounds than we do ourselves, who still nurse a sense of our homogeneity and difference from others.
«And that’s precisely what the European Union, in my view, should be doing its best to undermine.»
Mr Sutherland recently argued, in a lecture to the London School of Economics, of which he is chairman, that there was a «shift from states selecting migrants to migrants selecting states» and the EU’s ability to compete at a «global level» was at risk.
In evidence to the Lords committee, he urged EU member states to work together more closely on migration policy and advocated a global approach to the issue – criticising the UK government’s attempt to cut net migration from its current level to «tens of thousands» a year through visa restrictions.