Portraits of Welcome – Let’s talk about "Our Shared Future" at Refugee Week – Saturday 24th June 2017, Southbank Centre

IOM welcomes you to reflect on what the future may hold for our shared community, in a specially commissioned storybooth with artist Marcia Chandra, at the Southbank Centre Refugee Week Marketplace, Level 2 Foyer, on Saturday 24th June 2017, from 12 to 5 pm. 

Join us, share your story and add it to the #PortraitsofWelcome gallery!

Building Tomorrow Together: Syrian Children Participate in Art Workshop before Resettlement to the UK

IOM conducted the first workshop of the Building Tomorrow Together art project with Syrian children in Beirut, Lebanon. The main objective of the Building Tomorrow Together project is to promote an exchange between children waiting to be resettled as refugees and those of similar age in the UK, so they can reflect on who they are as a person, celebrate diversity and think what a positive shared future would feel like.

IOM & Stop the Traffik to Deliver Pan-London Modern Slavery Awareness Pilot

IOM and Stop the Traffik have been awarded a project to develop, pilot and evaluate multi-disciplinary modern slavery awareness training to meet the needs of frontline and ancillary professionals working in key agencies across London. The initiative has been jointly coordinated by the London Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (LondonAdass), the Metropolitan Police and the NHS.

New website FromSkills2Work Promotes Labour Participation

IOM has launched a European digital platform to improve labour market access of  The website offers information on services, organizations, projects and initiatives that support the identification of skills, knowledge and competencies of beneficiaries of international protection with a focus on nine EU member states: Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom. 

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

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.