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It’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. What do we need to do now?

It is believed that millions are currently victims of trafficking in persons around the world. It is almost impossible to think about each one of those numbers as individual human beings and it can feel like an insurmountable problem. But it isn’t. And on this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons we must believe that not only can we make a dent but that we can make significant inroads into eliminating it.

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.

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. 

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