WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS: Victims' Voices Lead the Way
COVID-19 has increased the number of people vulnerable to the crime of human trafficking. The lips and megaphones the the artwork above symbolise their voices. Other elements highlight the importance of housing, education, justice, economic equity, community and stopping the demand. It was created by US artist and trafficking survivor Kendall Alaimo for #WDATiP 2021
Unlike younger men from Arab, Asian and certain African countries – whose presence in Serbia stopped being surprising years ago – it is uncommon to come across migrant families. We take a look at how IOM Serbia helps then on their journey, and puts a smile back on the faces of the children.
Vienna Regional Office Top IOM Contributor to UN 2030 Agenda
RD Renate Held: "It reflects talent, dedication, a deep understanding of the 2030 Agenda and an ability to marry high-quality migration programming with the strategic vision of our interlocutors. It proves that migration is not only a contributor but an inspiring accelerator to the 2030 Agenda”
The COVID pandemic sucked countless millions of dollars out of economies that rely on remittances for up to 30 per cent of their GDP. Today, on the International Day of Family Remittances, we look at what can be done to reinforce the key role of remittances as a tool for resilience and as a catalyst for development.
FOR MIGRANTS AND FOR NATURE: On #WorldEnvironmentDay, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) joins the voices of other UN entities in launching the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.
A new animation produced by IOM Ukraine spotlights the appalling poverty and privation being endured by the elderly in the east of the country, which is entering its eighth year of conflict. Planning for winter begins in Spring, when the vulnerable have to decide what to prioritise
Today we celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development by rememebring Taufik Kezma, who a century ago enhanced the potential of culture to bring Ukrainian society and the Arab world together.
Remembering Migrants by Candelight and Sincere Talk
May 16 is the day of the annual candlelight memorial for those who have lost their lives to HIV and AIDS. While there is no event in Armenia this year, the poignant story of an HIV+ migrant, gathered via IOM's "Sincere Talk" platform, bears witness to the challenges migrants face while abroad.
The contribution made by IOM’s Vienna Regional Office to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the UN’s 2030 Agenda was affirmed this week with the news that it has topped an organization-wide table.
“Diaspora policy in a country like Moldova needs to begin with economic policy”, stressed Steven Fisher, British Ambassador to Moldova, speaking at online policy dialogue on International Remittances Day.
The most common forms of child exploitation in Georgia are forced begging and sexual and labour exploitation. Children, often below the age of 10, can be forced to beg by their parents, siblings, guardians, or even by criminal gangs.
Migration and displacement is too often expressed in big numbers: thousands of refugees and displaced, tons of aid, hundreds of tents. Yet the reality is that it is composed of a jigsaw of almost infinite pieces; memories, terrors, loss, upheaval