2018 Event

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

    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

    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.

  • Celebrating the Voices of Migration in Vienna

    Jun 13, 2018

    On June 28 IOM's Vienna Regional Office will present a special concert celebrating, through music, the voices of migration.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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.

  • Armenian State Migration Head visits RO Vienna

    Feb 06, 2018

    The Head of the State Migration Service (SMS) of Armenia, Gagik Yeganyan visited the IOM Regional Office in Vienna on 6 February to discuss further cooperation with IOM and joint programming.

  • 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

    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

    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.