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SEEECA Countries Star in Global Anti-Trafficking Report

Jul 29, 2021

Countries in the SEEECA region have been singled out for special praise in the annual TiP (Trafficking in Persons) Report, issued earlier this month by the US Government.

Bosnia and Herzegovina and Uzbekistan received special mention for...

Belarusian Authorities Receive Trafficking Training

Jul 28, 2021

Minsk - IOM Belarus has just completed a series of nationwide training sessions for local labour and social protection authorities. Over 100 people were trained in  identification, referral and reintegration of victims of human trafficking, in...

Vienna Regional Office Top IOM Contributor to UN 2030 Agenda

Jul 06, 2021

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.

To mark five years of...

Op Ed: The Future of Development is Digital

Jun 15, 2021

On the International Day of Family Remittances, Renate Held, IOM Regional Director for Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Simone Giger, Head of SDC’s Global Programme for Migration and Development, look at how the financial...

New Report - The Role of Remittances in Mitigating the Effects of COVID

Jun 09, 2021

The following is a summary of a new report by IOM, to be published in full in July 2021, on the role of digital remittances in mitigating the socio-economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants and communities in the Russian Federation...

European Union Provides 30 vehicles to Georgian Border Police

Apr 21, 2021

Vehicles with a total value of 693,000 EUR have been donated by the European Union via IOM to help the Georgian Government to combat irregular migration and cross-border crime.

“Improving border security is an important area of cooperation...

Regional Director Analyses Future Migration Trends at St Petersburg Labour Forum

Apr 21, 2021

How will employment recover from the fundamental social and economic disruption of the past year and what will international migration look like in the post COVID world?

Those were the questions posed at the start of a keynote speech by...

New e-course Helps Border Guards Work Through COVID Challenges

Apr 13, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed many aspects of migration, including human mobility, trade patterns and border management. Despite restrictions, border officials continue their work, processing travellers and detecting and assisting...

IOM supports languages learning in Kosovo

Apr 09, 2021

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week organized a conference on the initiative for the institutionalization of the learning of official languages in Kosovo*.

The conference rallied both local and international high...