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UN Migration Agency, Brazil Public Defender’s Office Train Attorneys on Migration Law

Brasilia – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and Brazil’s Federal Public Defender’s Office (DPU, in Portuguese) held a training of trainers on migration law for 31 DPU attorneys from ten Brazilian states.

IOM, COMESA Sign Milestone Agreement to Facilitate Formalised Small-Scale Cross-Border Trade

Lusaka – IOM and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat signed an Agreement to work together to implement a European Union funded project to facilitate small-scale cross-border trade flows. The Agreement was signed by COMESA’s General Secretary General, His Excellency Sindiso Ngwenya and IOM’s Regional Director for Southern Africa, Charles Kwenin, in Lusaka, Zambia on 8 June 2018.

Environmental Migration, Focus of Regional Policy Forum in Southern Africa

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, facilitated this week (05/06) the first Regional Policy Forum on Migration, Environment, and Climate Change (MECC) for the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) Member States in Pretoria, South Africa.

High-level Meeting on the Conclusions and Recommendations of the National Evaluation: Migration, Environment and Climate Change in Madagascar

Le Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Ecologie et des Forets (MEEF), avec le soutien de l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) à Madagascar ont tenu ce jour, à l’Hotel Colbert, le premier Dialogue national de haut niveau sur le thème de l’interdépendance entre migration, environnement et changements climatiques.

IOM Works with Western Balkan States on Advance Passenger Information Systems

Budva – Advance Passenger Information systems (API) became mandatory for all 192 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) member states on 23 February. This means that all ICAO states must be able to collect data about passengers and crew members prior to their arrival, making travel easier for all and improving border controls.

Dominican Republic Measures Migration Governance Indicators with IOM Support

Santo Domingo – The results of the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) in the Dominican Republic reveal advances in the legal and institutional capacity of the Dominican Government to guarantee the socioeconomic well-being of migrants. The MGI was implemented with the engagement of 22 public agencies, under the coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) and the technical support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

IOM signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the National School of Public Health

L’OIM signe un accord de coopération avec l’ENSP - L’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) et l’Ecole Nationale de Santé Publique (ENSP) ont signé un accord de coopération à l’occasion de la tenue de la conférence débat sur la santé publique, le 22 février 2018 à l’ENSP, sous le thème « migrations et santé : place du migrant dans la stratégie de santé mentale ».

Morocco is committed to making healthcare services accessible to its migrants

Le Maroc engagé à garantir l’accessibilité des services de santé à ses migrants - Le Maroc a décidé de parier sur une politique volontariste en s'engageant à garantir l’accessibilité des services de santé à ses migrants, a indiqué, jeudi à Rabat, la cheffe de mission de l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM), Ana Fonseca.

Strengthening Migration Data for Planning and Policy Making in Zambia

Migration is increasingly gaining prominence in the global discourse and development agenda, having received first mention in the Sustainable Development Goals and with at least one indicator fully focusing on migration. The central reference to migration is made in target 10.7 to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies, which appears under Goal 10 to reduce inequality within and among countries.

Training on Migration Data Collection and Sharing between Different Institutions

IOM, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior, organized on October 1st 2017, a training on data collection and sharing between institutions participating in the training such as the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Women and Family, the Secretariat of State for Social Affairs, ADDS, DISED, the National Police, the National Army, the Gendarmerie, and the Coast Guard around the theme of better data management on regular and irregular migration.

Skilled Labour Mobility in Southeast Asia Key to Development

Skilled Labour Mobility in Southeast Asia Key to Development: IOM - Southeast Asia is on the move. Of the estimated 9.85 million migrants in the region, almost seven million originate from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN.)

The UN Migration Agency Raise Awareness of State Actors and Grassroots Communities on Conflict Management and Peace Building

Port Moresby, October 18, 2017 – The UN Migration Agency Raise Awareness of State Actors and Grassroots Communities on Conflict Management and Peace Building

Greater Steps Taken towards Safe Labour Mobility in Southern Africa

IOM, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) launched a set of guidelines last week (30/03) that encourages Southern African countries to strengthen intraregional labour migration cooperation.

IOM Trains Malagasy Officials on Migration, Environment and Climate Change

IOM and the Ministry of Environment of Madagascar have hosted a two-and-a-half day capacity building workshop on the interdependent relationship between migration, environment and climate change (MECC).

IOM Facilitates a Labour Migration Management Blueprint for Madagascar

IOM and with the Ministry of Employment of Madagascar, supported this week a two and a half day capacity building workshop on the development of a blueprint for labour migration management upgrades.

Southern Africa, Indian Ocean Initiative Builds Capacity in Migration, Environment and Climate Change

IOM has launched an 18-month project aiming at developing evidence and building capacities on migration, environment, and climate change (MECC) in four countries in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. The project is funded by IOM Development Fund (IDF) and will be implemented through February 2018 in Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and Namibia.

Southern Africa, Indian Ocean Initiative Builds Capacity in Migration, Environment and Climate Change

IOM has launched an 18-month project aiming at developing evidence and building capacities on migration, environment, and climate change (MECC) in four countries in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. The project is funded by IOM Development Fund (IDF) and will be implemented through February 2018 in Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and Namibia.

IOM Launches ‘A Day Without Migrants’ Social Media Campaign

IOM has launched a social media campaign, ‘A Day Without Migrants,’ in partnership with the Egyptian award-winning click-funding innovators Bassita, to highlight the real and positive impacts that migrants have on the communities that host them.

Paraguay Launches Project for Effective Migration and Border Management

Paraguay inaugurated the Personal Information and Registration System (PIRS) and the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) at Asuncion’s Silvio Pettirossi International Airport on November 17th. The launch was attended by Paraguay President Horacio Cartes.