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Fatal Journeys Volume 2

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Identification and tracing of dead and missing migrants
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Global Migration Trends 2015

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Snapshot of the major migration trends worldwide 2015
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IOM Welcomes Solution to Stranded Migrants Off Malta

07 August 2013 -  IOM welcomes the solution relating to 102 migrants stranded since Monday (5/8) aboard the tanker M/T Salamis off the Maltese coast. In a situation of this kind, IOM believes that the priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of the migrants. They should therefore be allowed to receive medical attention and an opportunity to request international protection if so warranted. While commending the concerted efforts by the international community and the excellent cooperation between Malta and Italy, IOM stands ready to provide support in finding possible solutions for these and other stranded migrants.  
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New Voluntary Return Programme Will Help 7,000 Migrants Leave Greece

02 July 2013 – A new voluntary assisted return and reintegration (AVRR) programme for stranded migrants initiated by Greece and implemented by IOM with funding from the European Union and the Greek government was launched in Athens on 1st July 2013. The new programme will help some 7,000 undocumented migrants to voluntarily return to their countries of origin from Greece, and reintegration assistance will be provided for 500 of these. It follows a similar programme launched in 2012 which ended in June 2013 and helped over 8,000 migrants return home.  More >>

IOM Council Re-Elects Director General, Admits Malawi, Suriname

17 June 2013 - IOM’s governing body has re-elected Director General William Lacy Swing to a second five-year term and admitted two new member states – Malawi and Suriname. Ambassador Swing’s re-election to the post that he has held since October 2008 was unopposed at the 102nd (Special) Session of the IOM Council in Geneva and he was elected by acclamation.  More >>

 

Geneva hosts first Diaspora Ministerial Conference

21 June 2013 – IOM hosted the world’s first Diaspora Conference at ministerial level in Geneva on June 18th – 19th 2013.  Over 500 delegates participated, including 55 Ministers and high-level government officials. The conference reflected growing recognition among IOM’s 149 member states of the potential socio-economic contribution of the Diaspora to the development of their countries of origin.  More >>

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IOM and EU senior officials discuss strategic cooperation on global migration issues

IOM-EU senior officials meeting 3 May 2013

03 May 2013 - The European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are key partners in promoting cooperation in the field of migration and mobility. On Friday 3 May, senior officials from the European Commission (DG HOME, DG DEVCO and DG ECHO), the European External Action Service and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) met to discuss global migration, development, and crisis management issues. It was the first Senior Officials Meeting held within the framework of the EU-IOM Strategic Partnership.

For more information: FAQ on EU-IOM strategic cooperation