Liaison Office for UN Agencies and other International Organizations based in Vienna, Austria
Home to Stay
Going home was not an easy choice for Vladan. He faced the dilemma of countless thousands of displaced people around the world: would he be welcomed back in his home place? Would he be able to thrive there? Maybe he would be better off staying where he was? He took the plunge and is now a shining example of successful reintegration.
When people think of human trafficking, they inevitably think of young girls being duped into the sex industry. Here’s the story of a middle-aged man with no hands who was used as slave labour to make a recording studio in Ukraine.
“The dwelling places we provide ought not be ‘just good enough’ to keep people alive in a miserable twilight of half-existence. They must also give people an opportunity to develop, to be healthy, to learn,” Regional Directro tells New York summit
Sweet Success for Georgian Returnees at SDG Festival
A Sustainable Develipment Goals festival took place inthe Georgian mountains last weekend with IOM participating a farmers’ market, selling wine and honey produced by IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme (AVRR) beneficiaries, returnees from Greece and Switzerland.
Chief of IOM's Misison to Belarus, Zeynal Hajiyev joined athletes, performers, representatives of Belarusian and foreign organizations in the torch relay in the city of Nesvizh yesterday. It will contimue to Minsk for the European Games on June 21
IOM Turkey: Building Stronger Communities Throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan
As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, we look back at how IOM Turkey has strengthened community relations across the vast country with large-scale Iftar (end of fasting) meals for refugees and migrants
Sirojiddin was unable to find work in his home town in Kyrygyzstan so he set out for Moscow, where he was tricked and became a victim of trafficking. He eventulally escaped back home where he's now the lcoal baker, providing work for his family and delicious naan bread for his community.
Regional Office in Vienna Responses in a Time of Rapid Changes
A renewed commitment to the needs of migrants and to the priorities of member states was forged during the annual meeting of Chiefs of Mission and Heads of Offices from across Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (SEEECA) at IOM’s Regional Office in Vienna last week.