IOM Director General Brunson McKinley has received the Islamic
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Gold Medal during
the Organization’s 9th General Conference, which ended on
Sunday at ISESCO’s new headquarters in Rabat.
The Russian version of the IOM Handbook on Establishing Effective
Labour Migration Policies in Countries of Origin and Destination
was launched at a regional workshop on labour migration in the CIS
region organised in Moscow by the IOM, ILO and OSCE.
A study carried out by the IOM office in Santiago found an increase
in human trafficking for sexual exploitation, and confirmed that
Chile is a country of origin, transit and destination for
trafficking for sexual exploitation.
A new study by IOM, Harvard Medical School, Syiah Kuala University
and the Indonesian Ministry of Health has revealed for the first
time the extremely high levels of conflict-related trauma among
civilians in Indonesia’s Aceh province.
With more than 100,000 fans expected to travel to the Caribbean for
the 2007 Cricket World Cup, IOM is today beginning a ten-day
training session for more than 100 immigration and law enforcement
officers from Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos.
IOM and the Italian government are providing training to law
enforcers and officials from Libya and Niger as part of a programme
to improve migration management in the two countries. The training
is an important marker in the involvement of origin, transit and