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IOM Mourns Death of Former Director-General William Lacy Swing


12-06-21- Geneva – William Lacy Swing, former Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and longtime US diplomat, has died in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was 86 years old.

"It is with a heavy heart that I learned of my predecessor's passing today," IOM Director General António Vitorino said on Saturday. "His was a life of service to his country and humanity, and a source of inspiration to us all."

13 Jun 2021

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IOM Announces Appointment of New Deputy Directors General


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced the selection by Director General António Vitorino of two new Deputy Directors General during a special session of the IOM Member State Council in Geneva.

Ugochi Florence Daniels (left) will assume the position of Deputy Director General for Operations and Amy E. Pope (right) the position of Deputy Director General for Management and Reform. 

1 Jun 2021

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International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia


Today, on IDAHOBIT, the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, we stand with LGBTIQ+ migrants and speak out against all forms of discrimination. Everyone deserves safety, equality and the freedom to be who they are.

Together we can condemn stigma and violence.

17 May 2021

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Netherlands and IOM Launch Global Migration Initiative to Protect People on the Move


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands launched the Cooperation on Migration and Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions initiative (COMPASS) at the beginning of 2021. COMPASS is a global initiative, in partnership with 12 countries, designed to protect people on the move, combat human trafficking and smuggling, and support dignified return while promoting sustainable reintegration.

20 Apr 2021

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EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub launches new Sustainable Reintegration Knowledge Papers Series


The EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub (KMH) has released the first issue of the Sustainable Reintegration Knowledge Papers Series in the context of return migration.

This new Knowledge Papers series aims at focusing on aspects of migrant reintegration in countries of origin that have been largely under-researched, not implemented to their full potential, or that have consistently been identified in reintegration programmes’ evaluations as gaps or opportunities. 

16 Apr 2021

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