IOM Joins London Launch of the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

May 10, 2016 - IOM Deputy Director General Laura Thompson met with representatives from business, government, trade unions and civil society organisations in London on Wednesday 4th May to discuss what has been called “modern slavery” and to launch a call to action for global corporations to eliminate unethical recruitment practices, including the charging of extortionate fees to migrant workers.

Report Launch in London - “If We Leave We Are Killed: Lessons Learned from South Sudan Protection of Civilian Sites 2013-2016”

May 4, 2016 - “If We Leave We Are Killed” is an independent report that analyses the unprecedented protection and humanitarian response at UN peacekeeping bases in South Sudan, where as many as 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have sought shelter from a vicious civil war since December 2013. A launch of this report is taking place at Chatham House, London on Wednesday 10th May

IOM & the Economist Intelligence Unit Launch “Migration Governance Index”

May 3, 2016 - As part of its contribution to supporting follow-up and review of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in September 2015, IOM and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) have published a Migration Governance Index (MGI). The index provides a framework for countries to measure their progress towards better migration governance.

IOM, Partners Unite to ‘End Malaria For Good’

April 25, 2016 Today, World Malaria Day 2016, IOM joins the World Health Organization, Member States, global health stakeholders and key affected communities in calling for concerted and coordinated efforts to “End Malaria For Good” as reflected in the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030.

IOM Releases Global Migration Trends 2015 Factsheet

April 19, 2016 - IOM’s Global Migration Trends Factsheet 2015 presents a snapshot of the migration trends worldwide for the year 2015, based on migration statistics from a variety of sources.

For more information and figures, see the Global Migration Trends Factsheet 2015: