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UNODC and IOM launch new initiative to better counter migrant smuggling

Mar 28, 2018

VIENNA - Two United Nations agencies are joining forces to combat migrant smuggling. Today at the UN in Vienna, IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized an event centring on a...

Fostering Integrated Border Management in Ukraine

Mar 27, 2018

Kyiv – With seven neighbours, over 150 international and inter-state border crossing points, Ukraine has one of the longest and busiest frontiers in Europe.

Tackling Human Trafficking in Belarus

Mar 23, 2018

Minsk - Belarus has been hit hard by human trafficking, with 5,500 known cases since 2002, mostly sexual and labour exploitation.

Migrants Lead Fight Against TB

Mar 23, 2018

Tuberculosis, or TB, continues to be the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent worldwide, according to the Global TB Report 2017. Every day...

UN Migration Agency Receives Emergency Funding to Provide Assistance to Migrants, Refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mar 20, 2018

Sarajevo – IOM is supporting the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to address urgent humanitarian needs resulting from an increased number of migrants and asylum seekers.

Empowering, Inspiring and Educating Women Police in Georgia

Mar 09, 2018

Georgia - IOM Georgia marked International Women’s Day by hosting the seventh annual regional Women in Policing Conference which closes today (Friday) in the capital Tbilisi.

IOM Celebrates Migrant Women and Girls—and Values Diversity on the Move

Mar 08, 2018

By Ambassador William Lacy Swing, Director General, IOM

Women and girls represent a significant proportion of people on the move worldwide, all of whom carry with them a heart full of hope, a mind filled with ideas, and a...

Canadian Study Tour for Turkish Team

Mar 06, 2018

Representatives from the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Services are currently on a five-day high-level study tour of Canada, organized by IOM's Regional Office in Vienna and IOM Turkey.  The purpose of the tour is to learn about how...

IOM Works with Western Balkan States on Advance Passenger Information Systems

Mar 02, 2018

Budva – Advance Passenger Information systems (API) became mandatory for all 192 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) member states on 23 February.