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IOM Campaign Urges UK Consumers to Buy Responsibly to Help End Human Trafficking

October-14-2011 - Eliminating the demand for trafficked and exploited labour is critical if efforts to end human trafficking are to be successful, says the International Organization for Migration (IOM) ahead of Anti-Slavery Day in the UK.

Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals to contribute to their home country’s health sector

January-31-2014 - Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals in the UK are keen to volunteer for short term assignments to fill acute healthcare staffing shortages in their country of origin.

IOM, Catholic Bishops in England and Wales, Work to Counter Human Trafficking

April-08-2014 - A counter trafficking manual developed by IOM in collaboration with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the Metropolitan Police Service will be presented in Rome on 9th through 10th April 2014 at the Vatican’s Second Intern

IOM Director General Calls for End to Sexual Violence in Conflict at London Summit

June-13-2014  - The international community has taken too long to recognize how vulnerable women, girls and children are to gender-based violence in crisis situations, according to IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Chinese Officials Undertake Migration Study Tour to UK

June-24-2014 - A delegation of six senior Chinese officials from the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has undertaken a four-day IOM-organized study tour to the United Kingdom.

IOM, WSSP host Somali Diaspora Dialogue in London on the role they can play in institutional capacity building in Somalia

August-7-2014 - The Somali diaspora present a unique reserve of experts with skills and professional experience combined with local knowledge of their country of origin. The Migration for Development (MIDA) Somalia programme, implemented by IOM in collaboration with the Somali authorities, allows for skills transfers to take place through short-term assignments of diaspora professionals in Somalia and to date has placed over 300 experts.

IOM, CARE International and ODI Discuss Importance of Migrants’ Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

July-22-2014 - Migration can be a key development enabler for both source and destination countries – but the potential benefits depend upon the realisation of migrants’ capabilities and rights. This was the starting point for a two-day conference hosted by CARE International UK and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London on Women Migration and Development: Investing in the Future on the 18th and 19th July, 2014.

IOM, Refugee Council and UK MP Host Parliamentary Reception to Celebrate Refugee Week

June-16-2014- To mark the opening of this year’s Refugee Week, IOM is partnering with the Refugee Council and Sarah Teather MP to host a Parliamentary reception in the Palace of Westminster today.  The reception provides an important opportunity to bring together young refugees, parliamentarians and those working with refugees.

IOM Launches the Jamaica Diaspora Mapping Project at the Jamaican Diaspora Conference in Birmingham, UK

June-13-2014 - Jamaica’s diaspora is among the largest in the world and is estimated to be in excess of three million people, with some 650,000 residing in the United Kingdom.  Today, IOM staff from the Jamaica and UK offices are participating in the Fourth Biennial Jamaican Diaspora Conference in Birmingham, UK, to launch an 18-month diaspora mapping project.

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