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IOM and UKCCMC host joint Breakfast Briefing on Climate Change and Migration

December-12-2014 - Climate change and migration are both highly sensitive topics in today’s political landscape. Research into both issues has reshaped our understanding of the relationship between climate change and the movement of people; however policy makers and civil society organisations have yet to build this new insight into their work. 

Migrant Deaths on World Borders, Jan-Nov 2014

IOM’s Head of Migration Research Presents Findings of Migrant Deaths at Sea in London

December-4-2014 - The number of deaths at sea in 2014 continues to rise and has reached unprecedented levels since 2010. Data collection has become a crucial element to understanding the profiles of those who are most at risk. This was the main topic of discussion on Wednesday, December 3rd at the IOM office in London where Frank Laczko, Head of the IOM Migration Research Division, presented the findings of the report “Fatal Journeys: Tracking lives lost during Migration”.

Focus on Civil Society: IOM’s 105th Council meeting grants two UK NGOs with Observer Status

November-25-2014 - 156 Member States will gather to review IOM’s work in 2014 including its programmes and budget for 2015.  IOM UK is particularly thrilled to announce that this year’s Council meeting will

Slavery Doesn’t Look Good on You: “Fashioned for Freedom” Promotes Ethical Designers Fighting Labor Trafficking

October-17-2014 Yesterday (16/10), in support of European Anti-Slavery Day 2014, IOM UK and its partners called attention to a fundamental rights issue that is being sacrificed at the altar of fashion – freedom.

IOM and AFFORD event stimulates dialogue on the role of diaspora in emergencies

October 14-2014 - IOM, in cooperation with AFFORD, Equinox Consulting, and the Centre for African Studies, hosted a lively discussion on “The role of diaspora in health and education emergencies: spotlight on Lesotho and Nigeria” at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London on October 14. 

London: Follow-up to High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development

December-10-2013 - IOM will participate in a round table organized by the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) in London, on 10 December on the outcomes of and follow up to the UN General Assembly High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Develo

IOM maps UK diasporas to engage them in development of country of origin

April-26-2013 - IOM is finalizing a diaspora mapping exercise of skilled Somali migrants in the UK. The project, the first of its kind, is designed to encourage migrants with technical skills to participate in the development of their home country.

UK High Fashion to Raise Money for Survivors of Human Trafficking

November-09-2012 - On November 12th, St. Mary’s Church in Marlyebone, London will play host to Fashioned For Freedom, an ethical fashion event organised by House of Beth in partnership with IOM to raise money for those directly involved in the prevention, rescue and reintegration of victims of human trafficking.

Director General Swing to Speak in Oxford on Migration Consequences of Complex Crises

October-12-2012 - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing will speak on the migration consequences of complex crises at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, UK at 5.00 pm on Monday, October 15th, 2012.

UK Panel to Discuss Migration Trends, Importance of Dialogue and Communication in Migration Management

October-05-2012 - IOM and the Migrants Rights Network (MRN) will organize a panel discussion on the theme of the latest IOM World Migration Report at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, at 7:30pm.

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