19 June 2017

Major Global Brands Commit to Preventing Forced Labour in Supply Chains

Germany, 19 June 2017 - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) joins leading global brands, government officials, trade associations, recruiters and other expert organizations in Berlin to tackle forced labour in supply chains and encourage international companies to commit to the ethical recruitment of migrant workers. Participants at the Annual Leadership Forum for Responsible Recruitment are [...]

1 June 2017

UN Migration Agency Conducts Investigations at Two Kenya Emergency Sites

Switzerland, 1 June 2017 - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is conducting investigations into alleged misconduct in both Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps. Both investigations are complex matters that require resources, time and due process. The Organization’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is leading both probes with a team of experienced investigators. If IOM’s investigation [...]

31 May 2017

UNHCR, IOM pledge increased support for Libya

Geneva, 30 May — The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Migration Agency (IOM), on Tuesday presented their plans for expanding operations in Libya and enhancing their support to migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi joined IOM Director General William [...]

18 May 2017

Diversity is Destiny! We Make our Future and Diversity Makes Us

Switzerland, 18 May 2017 - Cultural diversity is the driving force of modern life, has a crucial role in development and underpins the wealth of nations. We will celebrate it this week by observing World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The International Organization for Migration, the United Nations Migration Agency, considers human [...]

17 May 2017

UN Migration Agency Director General’s Message on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Switzerland, 17 May 2017 - Every person experiences migration differently. Gender identity and sexual orientation can have an impact on a migrant’s journey – unfortunately, often in a negative and even dangerous way. In 2017, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals still face an alarming number of human rights abuses, including exclusion, [...]

15 May 2017

Uganda Hosts Pan African Forum on Migration

Uganda, 15 May 2017 - Uganda is this week (15-17 May) hosting the third Pan African Forum on Migration (PAFoM III), with delegates from the continent and from across the world expected in the capital, Kampala. At Monday (15/05)'s opening ceremony of the three-day meeting, being held under the theme: Towards an African Common [...]

26 April 2017

Humanitarian Catastrophe Looms in Yemen with Over 3.3 Million Displaced Since Crisis Began

Yemen, 25 April 2017 - Yemen has become the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. In total, 18.8 million people need humanitarian or protection assistance. Since 2015, of the 3.3 million people who have been forced to flee their homes to seek safety, two million remain displaced and nearly 1.3 million have returned to the governorates [...]

23 March 2017

We Must ‘Unite to End TB’- IOM

Switzerland, 23 March 2017 - On World TB Day 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) joins the Stop TB Partnership, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other key partners in redoubling efforts to increase public awareness of tuberculosis and its impact on vulnerable populations such as migrants. Although tuberculosis is a curable disease, [...]

21 February 2017

Yemen’s Brutal Conflict Pushing One Million Displaced to Return to Danger

Geneva, 21 February 2017 Unabated conflict and rapidly deteriorating conditions across Yemen are pushing millions of displaced Yemenis further into danger and adversity, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, warned today following the release of the latest data on the country’s displacement crisis. Since the beginning of the conflict in [...]