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  • The 2022 Global Chiefs of Missions meeting took place in Geneva featuring all of IOM's chiefs of missions, regional directors, and other visiting colleagues to a range of thematic topics and key issues.

  • Photos of by IOM Georgia taken during different activities in previous years.

  • A compilation of visibility products for IOM's 70th Anniversary. For queries, contact avteam@iom.int

  • The Fall Session of the 2021 International Dialogue on Migration held in Geneva. The IDM is IOM’s principal forum for migration policy dialogue. Founded in 2001 and rooted in IOM’s Constitution and Strategy, the IDM is open to IOM Member and Observer States, as well as international and non-governmental organizations, migrants, and partners from media, academia or the private sector. The IDM provides a space to analyse current and emerging issues in migration governance and to exchange experiences, policy approaches and effective practices.

  • The French photojournalist of Iranian origin Reza Deghati led a three-day photography training workshop in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The training was aimed at migrants returning to their country after experiencing difficult journeys abroad. Six young photographers also participated in the training. After learning the technical aspects of photography, the participants put their new skills into practice by attending reintegration and recreation activities organized by IOM for returnees and community members. This training is the first in a series to be organized by IOM across West Africa in 2020. It was organized in the framework of the Joint EU-IOM Initiative for the Protection and Reintegration of Migrants in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions.…

  • In Burkina Faso, to mark the International Day of the African Child, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized events and activities on June 16, 2019 bringing together 300 children, including migrants. Performances including dance, songs, poetry about migration as well as graffiti took place throughout the day. Tenkodogo is one of the largest cities in the Central-Eastern region of Burkina Faso, the region with the highest migration rate in the country, with 60% of outbound migration.

  • Returned migrants participate in a cash-for-work activity in Garango, in Eastern Burkina Faso. When migrants return home, they often lack money to care for their basic needs. IOM organizes cash-for-work activities as a first step towards the sustainable reintegration of migrants. These activities contribute to strengthening social cohesion between returned migrants and community members, while offering returned migrants the financial boost they need to restart their lives.

  • Joint visit of a reintegration project in Cote d’Ivoire by IOM and the EU Delegation in Cote d’Ivoire in the framework of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration. Launched in December 2016 with funding from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration is the first comprehensive programme to save lives, protect and assist migrants along key migration routes in Africa.

  • Football match organized in Daloa, a Western City in Cote d’Ivoire as part of awareness raising activities on the risks and dangers of irregular migration organized in the framework of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration. Launched in December 2016 with funding from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration is the first comprehensive programme to save lives, protect and assist migrants along key migration routes in Africa.

  • Side event to the International Dialogue on Migration 2019: Youth Leadership in 21st Century Migration Governance. The International Dialogue for Migration (IDM) 2019's focus was on ‘youth and migration: engaging youth as key partners in migration governance’. The Dialogue took place on 28 February along with two other events: the General Assembly’s high-level debate on international migration and development on the 27th, and UN DESA’s symposium on international migration and development on the 26th. The IDM addressed topics of understanding youth migration: beyond facts and figures; addressing specific challenges and vulnerabilities of young people: what role, which partners; empowering youth to become actors of change, and mainstreaming…

  • Youth and migration: Engaging youth as key partners in migration governance 1st session of the IDM 2019 28 February - Conference Room 2, UN HQ, New York

  • The first of two workshops dedicated in 2018 to the topic of inclusive and innovative partnerships for effective global governance of migration, explore dexisting partnership mechanisms and evaluate both achievements and challenges encountered.

  • The CDAC event: “Radio - A beacon of progress in today’s tech-led communication landscape” being held in Geneva, Switzerland at IOM HQ in support of World Radio Day.

  • The UN Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, which took place on Monday (19/09) in New York, created a singular opportunity for the global community to forge a greater consensus on managing the world’s movements of migrants and refugees. With representatives of nearly two hundred nation states looking on, DG Swing and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed a document formally linking IOM to the UN. It established IOM as a “related organization” of the UN, giving the UN for the first time, an explicit migration mandate. “We are gathered here today for an historic Summit – the first ever to assemble Heads of State from around the world to address the question of refugees and migrants,” said IOM Director General William Lacy Swing…

  • IOM’s 5th Global Chiefs of Mission Meeting

  • IOM Niger three-day “Festival on Safe and Informed Migration” in Agadez, Niger. The objective was to raise awareness and increase access to information about migration for transiting and potential migrants, the host population and migrants living in the city’s migrant ghettos.The festival opened at the IOM transit center with a video screening exploring migration in Niger and in the region. It included documentaries from Odysseus 2.0, a project which produced photos and videos of the migration route to Europe. Other activities on Day 1 included a football match in the town square between a migrant team and young people from Agadez and an evening of participatory theatre to encourage debate about informed decisions about migration and safer…

  • IOM-AVRR consultation in Geneva HQ. Initiated by RO Brussels which brought together some 60 CoMs, HoOs and AVRR specialists to discuss key aspects of voluntary return and reintegration.

  • Launch of Joint Regional Refugee & Migrant Response Plan for Europe: Eastern Med & Western Balkans. 25th of January 2016

  • IOM's Conference on Migrants and Cities (CMC) bring together ministers, high-level government officials, mayors and other local authorities, the private sector and civil society organizations to discuss the complex dynamics of human mobility in cities and assess how challenges can be managed and development opportunities maximized. Held on 26 and 27 October 2015 in Palais des Nations, Geneva.

  • Inaugurate new immigration and police premises in Kilwa Masoko, Lindi region, and Kilambo, Mtwara region, constructed by IOM as part of a migration management project funded by the Government of Japan.