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  • IOM Ukraine is offering an interactive experience to Instagram users with its new digital campaign “No single portrait”.

    WDATiP around the Region

    Jul 30, 2021

    From Instagram campaigns to press conferences and art installations, we take a look at how IOM is advocating for and with survivors of the lucrative and lethal crime of human trafficking.

  • US-based Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute, Kathleen Newland, keynote speaker

    Diaspora Policy Must Start With Economic Policy

    Jun 17, 2021

    “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.

  • File photo with IOM Moldova Chief of Mission Lars Johan Lonnback (left) during the first COVID wave in Moldova

    Launch of Moldova Migration Data Profile

    May 25, 2021

    IOM in Moldova recently released a new Migration Data Profile for the country, created by the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC).

  • Attendees at the second extended meeting of the United Nations Country Network on Migration (UNCNM) in Belarus.

    IOM Chairs 2nd UNCNM Meeting in Belarus

    Apr 28, 2021

    IOM has co-chaired the second extended meeting of the United Nations Country Network on Migration (UNCNM) in Belarus.

  • Passengers at Kutaisi airport, Gerogia. Photo IOM

    Georgia Engages for GCM

    Mar 19, 2021

    On March 16, UN Agencies together with Georgian government representatives held an online workshop titled “UN Network on Migration and Georgian Civil Society Organizations Engagement on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration".

  • IOM Georgia Hosts Diaspora Economic Forum to Support Economic Advancement

    Mar 01, 2021

    Last week's Diaspora Economic Forum provided an opportunity for the Georgian diaspora to participate and receive comprehensive information on opportunities for doing business and investing in Georgia

  • Thousands of Central Asian migrants were stranded when borders closed due to COVID restrictions last year.

    Migrants Central to Recovery IOM Tells Central Asian States

    Jan 28, 2021

    “States must work together to tackle the exacerbated vulnerabilities faced by migrants, including lack of access to essential services, xenophobia, forced returns and detention.”

  • COVID-19 Mobility Raised at Almaty Process Ministerial Conference

    Jan 27, 2021

    On 27 January IOM and UNHCR organized the Ministerial Conference of the Almaty Process to discuss solutions to regional challenges posed by the complex dynamics of refugee protection and migration in Central Asia.

  • New Financial Training Developed by RO Vienna

    Jan 21, 2021

    IOM has grown massively since its establishment 70 years ago and continues to do so, making good financial management essential at all levels of the Organization.

  • eynal Hajiyev, IOM Subregional Coordinator for Central Asia, addresses the forum by videolink

    Tashkent Migration Forum Take Stock at 2020's End

    Dec 22, 2020

    IOM in partnership with a number of national partners in Uzbekistan marked the International Migrants Day, bringing together key stakeholders from government entities, NGOs, academia, individual experts from Central Asia and beyond.

  • As part of the Global Migration Film Festival, IOM Belarus, together with resident UN Agencies organized an online event for young people.

    Youth Reimagining Mobility in Belarus

    Dec 18, 2020

    On International Migrants Day, 18 December 2020, IOM Belarus used cinema to create a positive narrative towards migrants and providing a safe space for discussion and debate.

  • RO Vienna Marks IMD2020 with Virtual Screening and Panel Event

    Dec 14, 2020

    To celebrate International Migrants Day on 18 December the Regional Office is teaming up with United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS Vienna), and the United Nations Network on Migration for a virtual film screening and panel discussion.

  • Free Movie Screenings for Europe and Central Asia

    Dec 13, 2020

    Over the years, films have been used to inform, entertain, educate and provoke debate. It is in this spirit that IOM, the UN Migration Agency, launched The Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) in 2016.

  • Central Asia Strategy for 2020-2024

    Dec 08, 2020

    On 2 December IOM organized a teleconference, where “IOM Central Asia Strategy for 2020-2024” was presented.

  • Sincere Talk on HIV and Stigma In Armenia

    Nov 30, 2020

    It is estimated that 70 per cent of new HIV cases in Armenia are in migrants, who generally don’t consider themselves to be at risk, and rarely seek HIV testing.

  • Olena and the COVID Effect

    Aug 05, 2020

    Olena (not her real name) and her husband struggled to provide for their three children, as she was a low-paid seamstress and he did not have a permanent income. 

  • Sheltered from Harm

    Jul 30, 2020

    Sevda (pseudonym) is one of a dozen women living in an IOM-supported shelter in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.

  • Armenuhi Hovsepyan, from Shirak, one of Armenia's most migration-prone-regions, discusses her IOM-funded micro-enterprise project with a staff member. Photo IOM/Merri Sahakyam 2018

    From Chef in Moscow to Livestock Breeder in Armenia

    Jun 24, 2020

    Armenuhi lives in Shirak province and has two young children. Like many others in Armenia she and her husband were seasonal migrants to Moscow.

  • Ciriaco and his family on their way home to Brazil from Minsk airport

    COVID-19 Redcards Brazilian Footballer's Career in Belarus

    Jun 22, 2020

    When you think of Brazil, you immediately think of football. However, when it comes Belarus, the landlocked Eastern European country, perhaps not so much.

  • Jambuli's Story

    Jun 02, 2020

    COVID-19 has turned the lives of thousands of migrants upside-down. Nearly all countries have enforced travel/movement restrictions to contain the spread of the virus.

  • Albanians on the Frontline in Italy

    Jun 01, 2020

    Over 1.4 million Albanians live and work overseas, leaving only 2.8 million in the Balkan country. Many are in the regions of Italy which have been hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, including Edita Fino, who is the focal point for an IOM disapora programme.

  • All the News from Central Asia

    May 20, 2020

    IOM staff in Central Asia have been hard at work, not only on the frontlines but also in their home offices, creating the first regional newsletter, focussing on the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Screenshot from the IOM fundraising training for Albanian Diaspora

    Albanian Diaspora Fundraising Training Moves Online

    Apr 20, 2020

    IOM Albania has moved its new diaspora fundraising programme online, as the Coronavirus pandemic makes face-to-face training impossible.

  • Emergency workers sanitizing the streets in Georgia's capital Tbilisi

    "The Streets are Empty and We Hear Sirens Much More Often"

    Apr 15, 2020

    Ana Kakushadze, IOM Georgia's Public Information Officer, outlines the challenges facing the mountainous South Caucasus republic, and how IOM is adapting in order to respond.

  • Rukhshona Qurbonova, IOM’s Sub-Regional Coordinator on Migration Health for Central Asian countries

    Migrants with HIV of Extra Concern in COVID-19 Era

    Apr 14, 2020

    In 2019 more than 500,000 Tajiks left their Central Asian home to work abroad. The current COVID Pandemic is causing concerns for all of them, but particularly for those that are already vulnerable, such as those living with HIV and AIDS.

  • COVID-19 Resources from the United Nations

    Apr 03, 2020

    This page brings together information and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations regarding the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first reported in Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit this page for daily updates.

  • Taking part in the simulated counter-trafficking exercise in Bosnia last week

    Simulated Counter-Smuggling Exercise Takes Place in Bosnia

    Mar 18, 2020

    IOM's Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina last week organized a two-day bilateral simulation/desktop exercise on joint cross border operation for countering smuggling of migrants for officers from border police forces, crime investigation units and migration officers from Bosnia and Herzegovina and

  • Football for Equality!

    Mar 06, 2020

    A football tournament to mark the occasion of the International Women Day and its slogan “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights” was held on March 3, 2020 in Osh, the main city in southern Kyrgyzstan. The event was cooranized by IOM and the NGO “Blagodat” in the framework of the USAID Dignity and Rights project. Sixty schoolgirls from six city schools took part in the tournament. The event provided aplatform for awareness raising on issues of gender equality, empowerment of women migrants, as well as opportunities for discussions on safe migration and the risks of trafficking.

  • On International Mother Tongue Day, as an appreciation for their work, certificates were given to language teachers by Ms. Anna Rostocka, IOM Chief of Mission in Kosovo

    Celebrating Mother Tongue Day in Kosovo

    Feb 25, 2020

    To mark International Mother Language Day on February 21, IOM Kosovo organized an event to promote language and cultural diversity, while stressing the importance of multilingualism in society.

  • International Migrants Day around the Region

    Dec 20, 2019

    The magical muses of music and cinema were celebrated in Vienna, city of music and migration, as the Global Migration Film Festival ended on International Migrants Day.

  • Sanja Celebic-Lukavac opens the Global Migration Film Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia

    Thousands Participate in GMFF Across the Region

    Dec 17, 2019

    Our Missions joined over 100 IOM venues across the globe for the fourth Global Migration Film Festival between its opening in late November and the final events on 18 December, International Migrants Day.  In Vienna, seat of the Regional Office, an event is being held at lunchtime on 18 December at the UN Headquarters building in Vienna, comprising a screening of “All People’s Orquestra”, a film about refugee and migrant musicians in Brazil. It will be followed by a panel discussion on a musical theme, with representatives from Open Piano For Refugees, among them a Syrian teenager who has assimilated into Austrian Society through music.

  • A recent IOM awareness-raising campaign from Central Asia

    Malta Meeting Focuses Minds On Combatting Smuggling and Trafficking

    Dec 16, 2019

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and IOM last week brought together international experts, representatives of 17 countries and international and civil society organizations in Malta to jointly discuss current challenges, and look at how trafficking and smuggling in persons might best be tackled.

    Technology and the popularity of low-cost flights have made travelling significantly easier and often cheaper too. But not for everyone. Over 4,000 people died during migratory journeys between countries in 2018, according to IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, while the most recent figures from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime smuggling of migrants generates an annual 5-7 US billion dollars.

    Trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants are widely recognized as contemporary threats to the well-being of society. Many migrants continue to be vulnerable to rights violations in transit, at their destination, and during or following their return. Also, organized crime groups connect beyond boundaries to increase their revenue, which is reinvested in weapons, drugs and other illicit and licit businesses through money laundering schemes, the meeting heard.

    “Addressing human trafficking requires co-operation among several stakeholders,” said Michael Farrugia, Malta’s Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, opening the event. “Malta enhanced such co-operation through the creation of a high-level monitoring committee, involving representatives of different ministries, that focuses on policy issues.”

    The workshop highlighted the need to complement policies and legal frameworks with operational protocols and capacity building programmes at local, regional and national level to prevent and combat human trafficking and smuggling of migrants. The participants agreed community engagement is of primary importance for the successful prosecution of criminals, and protection of witnesses and victims.


  • Attensees at the UN Regional System meeting at the IOM Vienna Regional Office

    UN Chiefs Gather in IOM’s Vienna Office to Plan Future Directions

    Dec 10, 2019

    The Vienna Regional Office is today (10 December) welcoming over 40 distinguished guests from United Nations offices all over Europe, as it provides a timely and picturesque setting for the UN Regional System Meeting.

  • On December 1, World AIDS Day, IOM Armenia joined up with the National AIDS Centre and UNAIDS to organize public events in the capital Yerevan and the city of Gyumri.

    IOM Armenia Marks World AIDS Day

    Dec 02, 2019

    On December 1, World AIDS Day, IOM Armenia joined up with the National AIDS Centre and UNAIDS to organize public events in the capital Yerevan and the city of Gyumri.

  • Attendees at the 19th Meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Police Cooperation Convention (PCC) for South-East Europe

    Regional Director Speaks at Police Cooperation Convention in Vienna

    Nov 08, 2019

    Regional Director Argentina Szabados represented IOM Director General Antonio Vitorino at the 19th Meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Police Cooperation Convention (PCC) for South-East Europe yesterday (7 November), held at the Austrian Interior Ministry in Vienna.

  • Participants at the Regional Counter-Trafficking Conference in Tbilisi

    Regional Counter-Trafficking Conference in Tbilisi

    Nov 01, 2019

    IOM and the Ministry of Justice of Georgia recently organized a Regional Counter-Trafficking Conference in Tbilisi.

  • IOM Chief of Budget Alberto Brenes (standing) working with participants at last week's Regional resource management workshop

    Regional Resource Management Capacity Building Workshop

    Oct 23, 2019

    More than 20 IOM financial staff from the RO Vienna region gathered in Antalya, Turkey last week for a Regional Resource Management capacity building workshop.  The first day  was fully assigned to the Ethics and Conduct Office, Office of the Ombudsperson and the Staff Welfare Office to deliver a training on Harassment Prevention. This was the first training initiative of its kind.

  • “Invisible in Plain Sight” in front of Telavi’s medieval castle.

    EU Anti-Trafficking Day in SEEECA Region

    Oct 21, 2019

    On 18 October IOM marked EU Anti-Trafficking Day with partners and counterparts. 

  • A group of participants at the training

    PRIMA: Training for New Project Development System Takes Place in Region

    Sep 13, 2019

    A group of 65 IOM staff  from 19 Missions in the SEEECA region, in addition to colleagues of the Regional Office in Vienna, participated in the roll-out training for IOM's new project management system PRIMA FOR ALL from 9 to 13 September. 

  • Students and speakers at the 11th IOM Summer School on Migration Studies

    2019 IOM Summer School on Migration Studies takes place in Prague

    Aug 30, 2019

    The 11th IOM Summer School on Migration Studies  was held at Prague’s renowned Charles University this week, attracting 100 students from 50 countries.

  • RD Szabados meets the President of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Maria Fernanda Espinosa

    IOM Takes Floor at Special UN Event in Vienna

    Aug 28, 2019

    IOM’s Regional Director for South-eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia has commended the President of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, H.E.

  • Art-installation, Tashkent

    World Anti Trafficking Day 2019 Across the Region

    Aug 02, 2019

    IOM's Missions commemorated the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons in innovative and creative ways across the region.

  • A selection of postersdeclaring “Teach Children To See Lies” from the new Belarus anti-trafficking campaign

    “Teach Children to See Lies” Warns Belarus Campaign

    Jul 24, 2019

    “Teach children to see lies” is the slogan of a new campaign being launched next week in Belarus by IOM and Unicef, aimed at prevention of child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse as its root cause.

  • Tackling Human Trafficking in Tajikistan

    Jul 22, 2019

    As the human trafficking phenomenon has a high impact in the landlocked Central Asian state, high-profile initiatives are being organized by IOM Tajikistan to mark World Anti-Trafficking Day, which takes place annually on July 30.

  • Participants at the joint training workshop on migrant protection, reintegration and monitoring in Istanbul

    First Eurasia Meeting of Migrant Protection and Assistance Specialist Takes Place in Istanbul

    Jul 19, 2019

    In order to raise standards and encourage cross-regional collaboration, Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA) staff from the Vienna and Bangkok Regional offices  held the first joint training workshop on migrant protection, reintegration and monitoring in Istanbul from July 8-11.

  • Regional Director to Give Keynote Speech at Major New York Humanitarian Design Summit

    Jun 17, 2019

    Argentina Szabados, Director of IOM's Vienna Regional Office, will give the keynote speech at the Design for Humanity Summit in New York this week. 

  • Staff from across the region gathered in Kyiv to learn more about IOM's procurement policies

    Kyiv Hosts Regional Procurement Workshop

    Apr 30, 2019

    Ukraine's capital Kyiv recently hosted a Regional Capacity Building Workshop on Procurement, where 43 staff from across the region came together to focus on IOM's procurement policy and procedures.

  • The elegation of Japanese academics who met with IOM Chief of Mission Lars Johan Lönnback in Chisinau. Photo IOM Austria Vienna Regional Office

    Japanese Scholars Visit Moldova to Discuss Labour Migration

    Apr 05, 2019

    A delegation of Japanese academics have met with IOM  at the UN House in Chisinau to discuss Moldovan labour migration to Italy.

  • Sumeyye Gedikoglu from the Turkish Municipalities Union describes cooperation on Social Cohesion with IOM programmes at UNECE in Geneva. Photo IOM Austria RO Vienna

    Major UN Europe Meeting Hears About How Turkey Tackles Integration

    Mar 18, 2019

    IOM’s regional programmes in Turkey were presented at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva on 21 March as governments and UN agencies meet to discuss sustainable development in the region.

  • First Migration Data Portal for Europe to be Launched at Regional UN Event | IOM Austria

    First Migration Data Portal for Europe to be Launched at Regional UN Event

    Mar 14, 2019

    Regional Director Argentina Szabados will premiere a landmark migration data portal for Europe at a top-level UN meeting in Geneva next week. 

  •  Chief of Mission in the Russian Federation Abdusattor Esoev's discusses common issues with the Secretary General of the IPA CIS Council, Dmitry Kobitsky | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    IOM and CIS Pledge to Continue Close Cooperation

    Feb 28, 2019

    A mutual commitment to closer cooperation was made in St Petersburg this week at a meeting between IOM and the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

  • Attendees from across Central Asia at the Almaty Process meeting in Dushanbe | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Dialogue in Dushanbe

    Feb 13, 2019

    Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe is hosting the First Technical Expert’s Group Meeting of the Almaty Process, a regional interstate initiative on migration, on 12-13 February 2019.

  • Big crowds at GMFF openign event in Minsk, Belarus | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    SEECA Region Embraces Global Migration Film Festival

    Dec 07, 2018

    December 18th will mark International Migrants Day, first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 to recognize the scale of the global migration phenomenon.

  • Mobile clinic in Yerevan for European Testing Week | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Public HIV Tests in Yerevan for European Testing Week

    Dec 05, 2018

    During European Testing Week (23-30 November), public events were held in Yerevan, capital of Armenia, aimed at promoting HIV testing, informing the public about, developing motivation, and changing stereotypes.

  • Drilling Down into the Data at RO Vienna | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Drilling Down into the Data at RO Vienna

    Nov 27, 2018

    On 21 and 22 of November the Europe Regional Information Management Working Group held a technical workshop in Vienna focused on inter-agency coordination and collaboration in data management activities between IOM, UNHCR and UNICEF. The workshop provided a platform for common planning of data management activities and support to data collection and data analysis practices, as well as identifing areas for future collaboration.

  • Deputy Regional Director and Senior Staff from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) based in Budapest met in Vienna the Regional Office’s Director and Senior Staff | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Regional FAO meeting with Regional IOM in Vienna

    Oct 10, 2018

    The Deputy Regional Director and Senior Staff from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) based in Budapest met in Vienna with the Regional Office’s Director and Senior Staff on Tuesday.

  • “Migration Policy Increasingly Important” RO Vienna Regional Director Tells European Migration Network

    Aug 24, 2018

    Migration policy is expected to become an increasingly important economic – as well as social – issue for the Eastern European and Eastern EU countries.

  • Many Central Asians seek employment outside their countries of origin, making them vulnerable to abuse and exploitation | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Tackling Trafficking in Turkmenistan

    Aug 23, 2018

    IOM, the Government of Turkmenistan and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are organizing a regional workshop entitled “Labour Migrants and Trafficking in Persons for Labour Exploitation” in the capital Ashgabat from August 27-30.

  • Rukhshona Qurbonova of IOM Tajikistan (far left) on the AFEW Panel at the recent International AIDS Conference in the Netherlands | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges for HIV+ Migrants in Tajikistan

    Aug 03, 2018

    The recent 22nd International AIDS Conference in The Netherlands, which brought together more than 16,000 researchers, policy makers and community leaders from more than 160 countries, presented IOM with the chance to discuss HIV/AIDS among migrants in Central Asia.

  • A passerby reads Olenka's sad story | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    "Invisible in Plain Sight" Campaign Comes to Tbilisi

    Aug 02, 2018

    “We lived in a cold house and my younger sister and I slept on an old blanket instead of a bed. Mother went away to earn money leaving us with our stepfather. He soon bought another woman home and they drove us onto the street to beg.

  • Part of an IOM exhibition which will be on display in the Tbilisi Metro on World Anti-Trafficking Day | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    World Anti-Trafficking Day Across the Region

    Jul 30, 2018

    July 30 is World Day against Trafficking in Persons and IOM Missions across the SEEECA region are hosting events to raise awareness of this form of modern-day slavery.

    In Georgia, 20 silhouettes of trafficked persons will appear in one of Tbilisi’s main underground stations, as part of the “Invisible in plain sight” campaign. A kickoff meeting involving Georgian officials, US embassy staff and NGOs will also be held.

    In neighbouring Azerbaijan, the UN Migration agency is bringing together bring together government officials, diplomats, and international and civil society organizations to discuss and publicize trafficking in persons in Azerbaijan and worldwide.

    IOM Belarus has chosen the day to launch an exciting partnership with the Minsk-based global messaging system, Viber. It will involve promotion of safe migration and decreasing risks of human trafficking through the creation, support and promotion of the IOM Belarus Viber community among target audience. More than a half of Belarusians use Viber and the IOM Viber community will become an innovative addition to the existing hotline on safe migration, with the information available 24/7.

    Mazes will be set up all across Ukraine as part of a national interactive awareness raising event. Visitors will have to find their way out, and, in doing so, find ways to how to avoid situations of trafficking in persons. All scenarios are based on real recruitment stories. The project is aimed at developing a critical attitude to dubious job offers, training people to think calm in situations of emotional pressure, and testing visitors’ knowledge of safe migration and employment abroad.

    If all the answers and decisions are correct, the visitors leave the maze without being trafficked, and at the exit meet a representative of an IOM partner NGO, who delivers a brief information session and answers questions. If the visitors make a mistake, they will leave the maze through another exit, where a public commissioner will declare them a victim of trafficking, and provide information on their rights and opportunities, such as assistance from the state, international organizations and civil society.

    IOM Uzbekistanhas taken part in a National TV debate on WDATIP to be aired on July 30. They are also co-organizing a public info-action to be held in the Mirzo Ulughbek Central Park in the capital Tashkent.

    Senior staff from the Reginal Office will attend a screening of the IOM-funded film “Sisters” at the UN in Vienna , with remarks from H.E. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UNODC, and from the permanent representatives of Belarus,  France and Serbia.

  • Peter Van der Auweraert, IOM Sub-regional Coordinator for the Western Balkans speaking at the Diaspora Conference in Sarajevo | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Discussing the Diaspora in Sarajevo

    Jun 19, 2018

    “Building trust and enhancing dialogue between the government and diaspora associations is a critical element in building further collaboration be it in trade, investment, skills exchange, or even return to Bosnia. Through this project and this conference, we are helping to establish this trust between different institutions, but also looking forward and discussing concrete ideas on what can be achieved together”.

  • Launch of UNODC "Smuggling Migrants" report in Vienna | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Cooperation Continues on People Smuggling

    Jun 13, 2018

    IOM figures form a central part of a new UN global report issued today (13 June) on the smuggling of migrants.

  • Candlelight Memorial Campaign for AIDS Awareness in Armenia

    May 20, 2018

    About 0.2 per cent of the total population aged 15-49 of Armenia is HIV positive. Migrants are a highly vulnerable group, with the majority (57 per cent) of the cases between 2011 and 2015 becoming infected while abroad.

  • Participatory Migration Exhibition to Tour Region

    May 11, 2018

    Following the onset of the European migration crisis in 2015 there has been a marked increase in xenophobia and anti-migrant sentiment in many European countries.

  • IOM Vienna Office to Brief Silk Routes Countries on Return and Reintegration | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    IOM Vienna Office to Brief Silk Routes Countries on Return and Reintegration

    Apr 30, 2018

    Knowledge gained in the field of voluntary return and reintegration of migrants who are unable to stay in destination countries will be presented by IOM’s Vienna Regional Office at the upcoming meeting of the Budapest Process Joint meeting of the Silk Routes to be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Her

  • Long Night of Research in Vienna | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Long Night of Research in Vienna

    Apr 16, 2018

    IOM staff from the Vienna Regional Office and the Austria country office joined scientists from all over the world at the Long Night of Research at the Vienna International Centre, one of the Unit

  • Regional Director Argentina Szabados addresses an IOM/UNODC event at the UN in Vienna yesterday | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Joint Platform on Migrant Smuggling: Q and A with Regional Director

    Mar 29, 2018

    Yesterday (28/3) in Vienna, IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a joint platform on countering migrant smuggling.

  • MigApp for Western Balkans on the Way | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    MigApp for Western Balkans on the Way

    Mar 28, 2018

    “Migrants use mobile phones and internet to inform themselves during their journey, this is why it is crucial that we make use of those same tools to convey quality and reliable information on safe migration”, said Chiara Tognetti, from the Migration Protection and Assistance department at IOM’s

  • IOM/UNODC Hold Joint Counter Migrant Smuggling Event | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    IOM/UNODC Hold Joint Counter Migrant Smuggling Event

    Mar 26, 2018

    IOM and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are co-hosting an event on March 28 at the Vienna International Centre.

  •  Directors Discuss Displacement and Data in Istanbul | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Directors Discuss Displacement and Data in Istanbul

    Feb 28, 2018

    IOM’s Regional Director Argentina Szabados is in Istanbul this week at a meeting of senior directors to discuss the global use of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).

  • Tanya Orange, IOM Minsk, with a participant at an exhibition reflecting joint efforts to achieve the SDGs in Belarus | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    IOM Shares Expertise At Regional SDG Forum In Minsk

    Feb 22, 2018

    More than 40 European and Central Asian countries are participating in the first high-level regional Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Leaders Forum in Minsk this week.

  • Addressing Labour Loss in Eastern Europe | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Addressing Labour Loss in Eastern Europe

    Feb 20, 2018

    Several Eastern European countries are seeing a significant loss of their labour force as large numbers migrate in search of work. The subject was discussed at a recent meeting of Euronest in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.

  • Discussing Migration with Media in Albania | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Discussing Migration with Media in Albania

    Jan 29, 2018

    IOM in Albania has been running a dynamic national information campaign as part of its project to prevent unsafe migration from Albania towards the European Union. Its main partners include the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Department of Border and Migration Police, local government authorities, representatives of an anti-trafficking committee, as well as members of education institutions, civil society and media.

  • IOM and OSCE Lead Discussions on a New Narrative for Migration | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    IOM and OSCE Lead Discussions on a New Narrative for Migration

    Jan 15, 2018

    Special Advisor to the Secretary General, Gervais Appave, made a keynote speech at a joint IOM/OSCE event entitled “Perception is not reality: Towards a new narrative of migration” which took place at OSCE’s headquarters in Vienna on International Migrant’s Day (18 December).

  • Together in Vienna for Global Migration Film Festival | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Together in Vienna for Global Migration Film Festival

    Jan 14, 2018

    The Vienna Regional Office screened "Amerika Square", Greece’s entry for the Oscars, directed by Yannis Sakardis to mark International Migrants Day on 18 December, as part of the Global Migration Film Festival.

  • Global Migration Film Festival Brings Oscar Entrant to Vienna

    Dec 18, 2017

    Vienna - The IOM Regional Office in Vienna joins the UN Kino/Cine ONU initiative on International Migrants Day, when we screen Greece’s 2018 Academy Awards entry, “Amerika Square” by Yannis Sakaridis.

  • Work against Violent Extremism in the Balkans | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Work against Violent Extremism in the Balkans

    Dec 08, 2017

    Sarajevo - The Norwegian Ambassador in Sarajevo, Guri Rusten, and the Chief of the IOM Bosnia and Herzegovina Mission, Mr. Peter Van der Auweraert, signed an agreement for the project “Strengthening Institutional Capacities for Referral Mechanisms for the Prevention of Violent Extremism” on 15 November 2017.

  • Ambitious Programme for Global Migration Film Festival in Tajikistan | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Ambitious Programme for Global Migration Film Festival in Tajikistan

    Nov 30, 2017

    Dushanbe - Films and documentaries produced around the world that capture the lives of people on the move will be showcased from 5 December to 18 December in selected locations in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, as part of the Global Migration Film Festival.

    Four films will be screened that showcase the promise and challenges of migration, change perception of migrants, and highlight the unique contributions made by migrants to their new communities and to their homelands.

  • Building Resource Management Capacity

    Oct 01, 2017

    Budva - On October 2017 a group of 25 participants from the RO Vienna region, as well as trainers/facilitators from Regional Offices in Europe and Geneva Headquarters, took part in a Resource Management Capacity Building workshop in Budva, Montenegro.  

  • Regional Human Resources and Finance Capacity Building Workshop | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Regional Human Resources and Finance Capacity Building Workshop

    Oct 01, 2017

    Vienna - In early summer 2017 the first Regional Human Resources and Finance Capacity Building Workshop for Senior Management of the region took place in Vienna, Austria.

  • IOM Ukraine launches photo exhibition at America House Kyiv | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    IOM Ukraine launches photo exhibition at America House Kyiv

    Sep 13, 2017

    Kyiv - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) opened a photo exhibition, Big Results of Small Businesses, to mark the ten-year anniversary of its Micro-Enterprise Development Programme, which seeks to empower migrants

  • Ukraine Adopts New Migration Strategy Developed with UN Migration Agency | IOM Austria - Regional Office

    Ukraine Adopts New Migration Strategy Developed with UN Migration Agency

    Jul 14, 2017

    The Government of Ukraine adopted a new State Migration Strategy Wednesday (12 July), which will inform national migration policy for the next eight years.