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UN Migration Agency Joins International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)

United Kingdom - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has joined the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), which makes financial information about humanitarian aid easier to access, use and understand.The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has joined the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), which makes financial information about humanitarian aid easier to access, use and understand.

Director General Honours Humanitarian Aid Workers at Westminster Abbey

United Kingdom - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing yesterday (18/8) attended the 3rd Memorial Event for Humanitarian Aid Workers to mark today’s World Humanitarian Day.

IOM UK Launches “Portraits of Welcome” to Mark Refugee Week

United Kingdom - This year IOM became an official partner of Refugee Week in the UK, celebrating the contributions of refugees and marking the continued need for protection and support of forced migrants.

IOM Calls for Cheaper, Transparent and More Accessible Remittances

United Kingdom - The International Day of Family Remittances recognises the financial contributions made by 250 million migrant workers to sustainable international development.

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.

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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