10 October 2018

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2018

25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on [...]

31 July 2018

With Public and Private Sectors at Odds, Traffickers Win. Let’s Work Together to Protect Victims.

30 July 2018 By William Lacy Swing, IOM Director General   The world’s workforce has never been more mobile - from the gardener in California to the banker in Singapore. Whether it’s the dishwasher in Rome or the designer in London, we recognize human ambition is on the move; everyone – skilled or unskilled, with work [...]

29 June 2018

António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino elected as new Director General of UN Migration Agency

Geneva, 29 June 2018 - On Friday 29 June 2018, the member states of the IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, elected Portugal’s António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino as the International Organization for Migration’s next Director General. Mr. Vitorino, 61 (DOB 12 January 1957), succeeds the United States’ William Lacy Swing, who is leaving [...]

25 June 2018

Harnessing New Data Sources Responsibly For Effective Migration Policy

25 June 2018 - Today the European Commission and the International Organization for Migration launch the Big Data for Migration Alliance (BD4M), a global initiative to unlock the potential of big data sources and provide valuable insights related to migration. One of the main challenges to effective migration policies is working with traditional statistics, [...]

3 May 2018

IOM’s MigApp Wins Global Award

Geneva, 2 May 2018 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is today pleased to announce that its MigApp mobile application has won a CIO 100 Award. The 31st annual award programme recognizes organizations and companies around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). IOM partnered with Kony, [...]

6 April 2018

Micro Gardening Scheme to Help Feed Rohingya Refugees, Bangladeshi Local Communities

Cox’s Bazar, 6 April 2018 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are distributing 50,000 vegetable gardening kits to tackle malnutrition and improve the diet of people affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Almost 700,000 refugees have fled to Cox’s Bazar from Myanmar’s North [...]

16 March 2018

UN launches 2018 appeal for Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi host communities: Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release

16 March 2018 - United Nations agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, a US$951 million appeal to meet the urgent needs of nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees and more than 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the communities hosting them. Over the months since the outset [...]

5 March 2018

Joint AU – EU – UN Taskforce Assists 16,000 People

Brussels, 5 March 2018 –  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted 15,000 migrants to return to their homes from Libya through the voluntary humanitarian returns programme, with the support of the European Union and the active cooperation of the African Union. On its side, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has evacuated over 1,300 refugees [...]

2 March 2018

Statement on the attack against humanitarian workers in northeast Nigeria

Dakar, 2 March 2018 - “UNICEF is shocked by the attack on 1 March in Rann, Borno State, in which three aid workers lost their lives, three were injured and one is reportedly missing. “One of these brave workers who lost their lives, and the nurse who is missing, were on the frontline providing critical [...]