UN Migration Agency Issues Report on Arrivals of Sexually Exploited Migrants, Chiefly from Nigeria

Over the past three years, IOM Italy has seen an almost 600 % increase in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea. This is one of the key findings of a new report published by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, Human Trafficking through the Central Mediterranean Route, which was released in Italian by IOM’s Coordination Office for the Mediterranean in Rome.

Portraits of Welcome: Londoners Reflect on ‘Our Shared Future’ for Refugee Week

IOM UK explored the theme of “Our Shared Future” through two art projects – Portraits of Welcome and Building Tomorrow Together – as part of the 2017 Refugee Week celebrations in the United Kingdom (UK) at the Southbank Centre in London, on 24 June 2017.

IOM, Foreign Trade Association Sign Agreement on Protecting Migrant Workers

IOM - the UN Migration Agency and the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost cooperation in promoting ethical recruitment, protecting migrant workers and combatting human trafficking in global labour supply chains.

Portraits of Welcome – Let’s talk about "Our Shared Future" at Refugee Week – Saturday 24th June 2017, Southbank Centre

IOM welcomes you to reflect on what the future may hold for our shared community, in a specially commissioned storybooth with artist Marcia Chandra, at the Southbank Centre Refugee Week Marketplace, Level 2 Foyer, on Saturday 24th June 2017, from 12 to 5 pm. 

Join us, share your story and add it to the #PortraitsofWelcome gallery!

IOM - UN Migration Agency Joins Civil Society and UN Initiative Calling for Global Compacts to Protect Migrant Children

Today (12/06), at the Global Conference on Children on the Move, in Berlin, Germany, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) joined more than 20 UN and civil society organizations to unite around the rights of children, especially children on the move. The conference with more than 250 participants from States, civil society, academia, UN agencies, private sector and individual experts aims to ensure that both Global Compacts – on migrants and on refugees - take into account children’s priorities and concerns. 

IOM & Stop the Traffik to Deliver Pan-London Modern Slavery Awareness Pilot

IOM and Stop the Traffik have been awarded a project to develop, pilot and evaluate multi-disciplinary modern slavery awareness training to meet the needs of frontline and ancillary professionals working in key agencies across London. The initiative has been jointly coordinated by the London Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (LondonAdass), the Metropolitan Police and the NHS.

Building Tomorrow Together: Syrian Children Participate in Art Workshop before Resettlement to the UK

IOM conducted the first workshop of the Building Tomorrow Together art project with Syrian children in Beirut, Lebanon. The main objective of the Building Tomorrow Together project is to promote an exchange between children waiting to be resettled as refugees and those of similar age in the UK, so they can reflect on who they are as a person, celebrate diversity and think what a positive shared future would feel like.

New website FromSkills2Work Promotes Labour Participation

IOM has launched a European digital platform to improve labour market access of  The website offers information on services, organizations, projects and initiatives that support the identification of skills, knowledge and competencies of beneficiaries of international protection with a focus on nine EU member states: Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom. 

Diversity is Destiny! We Make our Future and Diversity Makes Us

Cultural diversity is the driving force of modern life, has a crucial role in development and underpins the wealth of nations. We will celebrate it this week by observing World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

Celebrating women who can inspire hope, change and progress

Just recently, on March 8th, the world marked International Women’s Day (IWD) around the globe. This is a day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In the UK context, IWD also offers a chance to pause and consider the role of migrant women in British society.