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UK Commissioner Endorses IOM Training to Combat Modern Slavery

United Kingdom - The UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC), Kevin Hyland, has endorsed IOM UK’s CPD-accredited Introduction to Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery awareness raising sessions, aimed at equipping frontline practitioners with the knowledge and tools needed to identify and protect victims of trafficking and slavery.

IOM DG Attends London Pledging Conference for Syria and the Region

United Kingdom - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing attended this week’s ‘Supporting Syria and the Region 2016’ pledging conference in London.

IOM DG to Attend London Pledging Conference for Syria

United Kingdom - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing will travel to London on Thursday 4th February for the ‘Supporting Syria and the Region 2016’ pledging conference.

IOM, Overseas Development Institute Host London Symposium on Migration and Sustainable Development Goals

United Kingdom - The inclusion of migration into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 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) this week at the Royal Society in London.

United Kingdom Welcomes First 1,000 Syrian Refugees

United Kingdom - IOM welcomes the arrival of the first 1,000 Syrian refugees in the United Kingdom.

IOM Joins Forces with UK Partners to Tackle Negative Perceptions of Migrants

United Kingdom - IOM has joined forces with the United Kingdom’s Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), which coordinates the Movement Against Xenophobia (MAX), in its UK-wide “I Am An Immigrant” poster campaign. The campaign aims to humanize the debate on migration and highlights the vital contributions migrants make to society in the run up to the UK General Election in early May.

Slavery Doesn’t Look Good on You: “Fashioned for Freedom” Promotes Ethical Designers Fighting Labor Trafficking

United Kingdom - Yesterday (16/10), in support of European Anti-Slavery Day 2014, IOM UK and its partners called attention to a fundamental rights issue that is being sacrificed at the altar of fashion – freedom.

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"Migration is one of the key realities of our time. It cuts across communities, influences priorities, and shapes societies.
To realise the benefits of migration for migrants and host communities alike, our responses must be innovative, collaborative and designed beyond the immediate."


Dipti Pardeshi, Chief of Mission of the IOM UK Office