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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.

UK Panel to Discuss Migration Trends, Importance of Dialogue and Communication in Migration Management

United Kingdom - IOM and the Migrants Rights Network (MRN) will organize a panel discussion on the theme of the latest IOM World Migration Report at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, at 7:30pm.

Migration, Stories of a Journey: Accademia Apulia Photography Award 2011 Winner Announced

Accademia Apulia, a non-profit network of professionals in the
United Kingdom, has announced the winner of its 2011 photography
award. The competition, entitled "Migration, Stories of a Journey"

IOM Campaign Urges UK Consumers to Buy Responsibly to Help End Human Trafficking

Eliminating the demand for trafficked and exploited labour is
critical if efforts to end human trafficking are to be successful,
says the International Organization for Migration (IOM) ahead of

Reparations for Sierra Leone's War Victims Essential for Country's Future

The reparation needs of Sierra Leone's civilian victims of war must
not be overlooked if there is to be real peace-building in the
country, says IOM on the eve of a donor and investment conference

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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