Portraits of Welcome: Londoners Reflect on ‘Our Shared Future’ for Refugee Week

IOM UK explored the theme of “Our Shared Future” through two art projects – Portraits of Welcome and Building Tomorrow Together – as part of the 2017 Refugee Week celebrations in the United Kingdom (UK) at the Southbank Centre in London, on 24 June 2017.

IOM, Foreign Trade Association Sign Agreement on Protecting Migrant Workers

IOM - the UN Migration Agency and the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost cooperation in promoting ethical recruitment, protecting migrant workers and combatting human trafficking in global labour supply chains.

IOM - UN Migration Agency Joins Civil Society and UN Initiative Calling for Global Compacts to Protect Migrant Children

Today (12/06), at the Global Conference on Children on the Move, in Berlin, Germany, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) joined more than 20 UN and civil society organizations to unite around the rights of children, especially children on the move. The conference with more than 250 participants from States, civil society, academia, UN agencies, private sector and individual experts aims to ensure that both Global Compacts – on migrants and on refugees - take into account children’s priorities and concerns. 

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.