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London Diaspora Dialogue Aims to Build Somalia’s Capacity

United Kingdom - Somalia faces major human resource gaps as it attempts to move forward and achieve the reconstruction and peace-building objectives set out in its Vision 2016 initiative.

IOM Director General Calls for End to Sexual Violence in Conflict at London Summit

United Kingdom - The international community has taken too long to recognize how vulnerable women, girls and children are to gender-based violence in crisis situations, according to IOM Director General William Lacy Swing,

IOM, Catholic Bishops in England and Wales, Work to Counter Human Trafficking

United Kingdom - A counter trafficking manual developed by IOM in collaboration with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the Metropolitan Police Service will be presented in Rome on 9th through 10th April 2014 at the Vatican’s Second International Conference on Human Trafficking.

Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals to contribute to their home country’s health sector

United Kingdom - Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals in the UK are keen to volunteer for short term assignments to fill acute healthcare staffing shortages in their country of origin.

London: Follow-up to High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development

United Kingdom - IOM will participate in a round table organized by the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) in London, on 10 December on the outcomes of and follow up to the UN General Assembly High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development which took place on 3-4 October at the UN in New York.

Director General Becomes Honorary Fellow of Oxford College

United Kingdom - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing has become an Honorary Fellow of Oxford University’s Harris Manchester College. The College bestowed the honour on Ambassador Swing at an induction ceremony in Oxford in June.

IOM maps UK diasporas to engage them in development of country of origin

United Kingdom - IOM is finalizing a diaspora mapping exercise of skilled Somali migrants in the UK. The project, the first of its kind, is designed to encourage migrants with technical skills to participate in the development of their home country.

UK High Fashion to Raise Money for Survivors of Human Trafficking

United Kingdom – On November 12th, St. Mary’s Church in Marlyebone, London will play host to Fashioned For Freedom, an ethical fashion event organised by House of Beth in partnership with IOM to raise money for those directly involved in the prevention, rescue and reintegration of victims of human trafficking.

Director General Swing to Speak in Oxford on Migration Consequences of Complex Crises

United Kingdom - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing will speak on the migration consequences of complex crises at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, UK at 5.00 pm on Monday, October 15th, 2012.

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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