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. 

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.