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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.
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.
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.
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 NetworkAug 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Jun 13, 2018
IOM figures form a central part of a new UN global report issued today (13 June) on the smuggling of migrants.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.