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IOM Director General and Cardinal Vincent Nichols Sign Cooperation Agreement on Counter-Trafficking

June 30, 2015 - The IOM Director General, Ambassador William Lacy Swing, and Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW), signed a cooperation agreement on June 30th between their respective organisations to strengthen their relationship and tackle human trafficking through awareness raising. 

WSSP and IOM collaborate to engage the Somali diaspora in the UK

June 8, 2015 On Saturday 6th June 2015, the Worldwide Somali Students & Professionals (WSSP), in collaboration with IOM, hosted the event “Brain Gain: Strengthening Somali Institutions and the Role of UK Diaspora Professionals” at University College London, to inform the UK’s Somali diaspora professionals about the Migration for Development (MIDA) Somalia programme.

IOM’s Counter-Trafficking Training Sessions now Accredited in the UK

June 12, 2015 - In 2014, over 2,300 individuals were identified as victims of trafficking in the UK from over 96 different countries. Human trafficking is a hidden crime and one of the first steps to combating it is to identify victims so that they can be rescued and protected from further harm. 

What is the future of diaspora volunteering in Development?

June-1-2015 - The Diaspora Volunteering Alliance (DVA) hosted a one-day conference on “The Future of Diaspora Volunteering in Development” on Monday June 1st, with the support of AFFORD UK and IOM, at the Amnesty Human Rights Centre in London.

IOM’s #MigrantHeroes Joins Forces with ‘I am an Immigrant’ Poster Campaign to Tackle Negative Perceptions of Migration

April-17-2015 - IOM has joined forces with the United Kingdom’s Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), which coordinates the Movement Against Xenophobia (MAX), in its UK-wide “I Am An Immigrant”poster campaign. The campaign aims to humanize the debate on migration and highlights the vital contributions migrants make to society in the run up to the UK General Election in early May.

Countdown to First “World Money Transfer Day”

March-3-2015 - Yesterday (2/3) IOM United Kingdom Chief of Mission Clarissa Azkoul joined former Labour Minister and Member of Parliament Dame Tessa Jowell, Colombian Ambassador Nestor Osorio and various money transfer operators at the launch of the first “World Money Transfer Day,” which will take place on Sunday, 15th March 2015.

IOM DDG Addresses UK Parliamentary Diaspora Group

February-06-2015 - IOM Deputy Director General Laura Thompson this week delivered a keynote speech at the UK House of Commons to launch the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diaspora, Development and Migration. The event was chaired by AFFORD UK.

IOM Develops A Money-Transfer Comparison Sight for Colombian Migrant Remittances

November-28-2014 -As part of the project “Strengthening the dialogue and cooperation between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean (EU-LAC)”, IOM has carried out a pilot project that aims to prepare the groundwork to generate efficient and transparent information about transferring remittances. 

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”.

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