Spotlight on… EU Agenda on Migration

May 14, 2015 - IOM is pleased that a number of its key recommendations to the European Union (EU) – including saving lives and sharing responsibility for asylum seekers across all member states – are part of new proposals put forward by the European Commission on Wednesday (13/5) to tackle the migration crisis in the Mediterranean.

It also notes that Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for International Migration and Development Peter Sutherland has also welcomed the proposed reforms to the European asylum system outlined in the Commission’s plan.  

The Commission’s “European Agenda on Migration” proposes a tripling of the budget specifically for life-saving missions throughout the Mediterranean, where at least 1,826 migrants have perished so far this year. It also proposes a more equitable sharing of resettlement responsibilities throughout the EU. Read more...

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IOM’s #MigrantHeroes Joins Forces with ‘I am an Immigrant’ Poster Campaign to Tackle Negative Perceptions of Migration

April-17-2015 - IOM has joined forces with the United Kingdom’s Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), which coordinates the Movement Against Xenophobia (MAX), in its UK-wide “I Am An Immigrant”poster campaign. The campaign aims to humanize the debate on migration and highlights the vital contributions migrants make to society in the run up to the UK General Election in early May.

Countdown to First “World Money Transfer Day”

March-3-2015 - Yesterday (2/3) IOM United Kingdom Chief of Mission Clarissa Azkoul joined former Labour Minister and Member of Parliament Dame Tessa Jowell, Colombian Ambassador Nestor Osorio and various money transfer operators at the launch of the first “World Money Transfer Day,” which will take place on Sunday, 15th March 2015.

IOM DDG Addresses UK Parliamentary Diaspora Group

February-06-2015 - IOM Deputy Director General Laura Thompson this week delivered a keynote speech at the UK House of Commons to launch the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diaspora, Development and Migration. The event was chaired by AFFORD UK.