International Migrants Day

IOM UK and Partners Address the Evolving Dynamics of the Refugee and Migrant Response

In the lead-up to International Migrants Day (18 December), IOM UK and partners organised an eclectic and engaging showcase event held which combined a panel discussion, an exhibition portraying voices and stories from the Calais camps and beyond, a theatre performance screening and live illustration.

Event: The Evolving Dynamics of the Refugee and Migrant Response, 2 December, London

To mark International Migrants Day, IOM, the Open University, the University of Oxford’s Centre for Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), the Migration Museum Project and actReal are hosting a showcase event and panel discussion on Friday 2 December in London. The panel discussion will provide a forum for informed debate on the Evolving Dynamics of the Refugee and Migrant Response and explore the ethos and ethics that impact the responsibility sharing of an adequate response to the refugee and migrant situation. 

International Migrants Day 2015: Let your Light Shine

By William Lacy Swing, Director General, IOM - We have seen some dark days in our world this year. In 2015 we have seen acts of sickening violence, the fury of nature, and – perhaps most poignant of all – the corpse of a Syrian baby boy, Aylan Kurdi, face-down on a Mediterranean beach. But while the world is full of darkness, it is not surprising that so many cultures have created festivals of light. Now it should perhaps remind us of the thousands of families fleeing conflict in the Middle East and seeking the light of a safe haven in Europe.

IOM & ODI host Symposium on Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals

December 15, 2015 - The inclusion of migration into the Sustainable Development Goals in recognition of the role that human mobility plays in reducing poverty and inequality within and across countries is one of the key innovations of the 2030 international development agenda. The topic formed the basis of a symposium, hosted by IOM and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) on 14 December at the Royal Society in London.