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Event on 14 December 2015 - Migration Symposium: Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Migration Symposium, taking place at the Royal Society (Kohn Centre) in London from 12.45 to 5pm on Monday 14 December 2015, will highlight the nexus between migration and development and explore ways of implementing the SDG migration-related targets, through presentations delivered by expert speakers from ODI, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the University of Oxford Refugee Studies Centre, the University of Sussex, UNHCR and IOM, among others.

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IOM Launches Updated Response Plan for Mediterranean and Beyond

November 2, 2015 - IOM has released an update to its June 2015 response plan “Addressing Complex Migration Flows in the Mediterranean”. It includes a series of proposed interventions to be implemented through December 2016, some of which are already underway, others are still at the planning stage.

World Migration Report 2015

Launch of the World Migration Report 2015 - Migrants and Cities: New Partnerships to Manage Mobility

October 27, 2015 - The World Migration Report 2015 Migrants and Cities: New Partnerships to Manage Mobility is being launched in the framework of the Conference on Migrants and Cities (CMC), as part of IOM's International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) and focuses on how migration and migrants are shaping cities and how the life of migrants is shaped by cities, their people, organizations and rules. 

On The Migrant Trail in Calais

October 21, 2015 - In recent days, French authorities confirmed that the number of people living in informal camps outside Calais, France, has doubled to 6,000 and that since June, a total of 16 migrants have been killed in or near the Channel Tunnel while trying to make the journey from France to the United Kingdom.

Calais & the UK: A Balanced, Unified Approach is Necessary to Save Lives, Respect Human Dignity & Manage Migration

August 17, 2015 - The recent government reaction to the events in Calais has focused on strengthening border control as a primary response. As many European states, including the UK, take this approach, the complex mixed migration flows and causes of human mobility have been lost in a heated debate characterised by increased security and threats to deport irregular migrants. The reality of what is unfolding across the continent highlights the need for Europe to collaboratively manage the situation in a long-term and rights-based framework, with the initial steps outlined by the European Commission’s European Agenda on Migration as a welcome start to the process.