The Department of Media and Communications (MCD) provides strategic advice and support on media and communications issues to IOM Headquarters, and regional and country offices worldwide. 

The media team responds to press inquiries to HQ, briefs Geneva-based international media during twice-weekly press conferences at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, and represents IOM to the United Nations Information Service in Geneva and the UN’s Department of Global Communications in New York. 

It manages all news releases and feature content disseminated on the Organization’s global digital platforms including the trilingual website administered by MCD’s Online Communications Unit in Manila, and its global social media accounts. Its Manila team provides editorial/harmonization guidance and technical support to IOM’s network of regional and country-office websites, IOM-branded external websites and select project websites, and manages the Organization’s publicly accessible audio-visual media library. 

For more information, please contact NewsMCD@iom.int 

For more information about IOM’s websites, please contact OCU@iom.int

Headquarters

  • Peggy Walters
    Spokesperson and Director, Department of Media and Communications

    Email: pwalters@iom.int
    Geneva GMT +2

    Peggy Walters

    Spokesperson and Director, Department of Media and Communications
  • Kennedy Okoth
    Communications Officer - Europe, Africa and the Middle East

    Tel: +41 22 717 9702 
    Email: kokoth@iom.int
    Geneva GMT+2

    Kennedy Okoth

    Communications Officer - Europe, Africa and the Middle East

Americas

  • Gema Cortés
    Media and Communications Officer, Office of the Special Envoy for the Regional Response to the Venezuelan Situation

    Tel: + 507 6269 4574
    Email: marcortes@iom.int
    Panama (GMT - 5)

    Gema Cortés

    Media and Communications Officer, Office of the Special Envoy for the Regional Response to the Venezuelan Situation
  • Jorge Gallo
    Regional Media and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for Central, North America and the Caribbean

    Tel: +506 2212.5352
    Email: jgallo@iom.int
    Skype: gallohoyosz
    San José GMT -6

    Jorge Gallo

    Regional Media and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for Central, North America and the Caribbean
  • Rahma Gamil Soliman
    Media and Communications Officer; IOM Office to the United Nations

    Tel: +1 (212) 681 7000
    Mobile: +1 (917) 515 7454
    Email: rsoliman@iom.int
    New York GMT -5

    Rahma Gamil Soliman

    Media and Communications Officer; IOM Office to the United Nations

Africa & the Middle East

  • Yvonne Ndege
    Spokesperson and Regional Media and Communications Officer, Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa

    Tel: +25 47 97735977
    Email: yndege@iom.int
    Twitter: @YvonneNdege 
    Nairobi GMT +3

    Yvonne Ndege

    Spokesperson and Regional Media and Communications Officer, Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa
  • Abibo Ngandu
    Regional Media and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for Southern Africa

    Tel: + 27 12 342 2789
    Mobile: +27712451015
    Email: angandu@iom.int
    Skype: akedadon
    Pretoria GMT +2

    Abibo Ngandu

    Regional Media and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for Southern Africa
  • Mohammedali Abunajela
    Senior Regional Media and Public Information Officer, IOM Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa

    Mobile: +201003004406
    Email: mmabunajela@iom.int
    Cairo GMT +2

    Mohammedali Abunajela

    Senior Regional Media and Public Information Officer, IOM Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa

Asia & the Pacific

  • Itayi Viriri
    Senior Regional Media and Communications Officer, Spokesperson, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

    Mobile: +66 65 939 0934
    Email: iviriri@iom.int 
    Skype: itayi.viriri
    Bangkok GMT +7

    Itayi Viriri

    Senior Regional Media and Communications Officer, Spokesperson, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Europe

  • Ryan Schroeder
    Regional Media Communications Officer and Spokesperson, IOM Regional Office for the EEA, EU and NATO in Brussels

    Tel: +32 (0) 2 287 71 16
    Mobile: +32 (0) 492 25 02 34
    Email: rschroeder@iom.int or media@iom.int
    Skype: callingryan
    Brussels GMT +2

    Ryan Schroeder

    Regional Media Communications Officer and Spokesperson, IOM Regional Office for the EEA, EU and NATO in Brussels
  • Joe Lowry
    Senior Media and Communication Officer, Spokesperson; IOM Regional Office in Vienna

    Tel: +43 1 581 22 22 24
    Mobile: +43 660 377 6404 
    Email: jlowry@iom.int or media@iom.int
    Skype: Joelowry
    Vienna GMT +1

    Joe Lowry

    Senior Media and Communication Officer, Spokesperson; IOM Regional Office in Vienna
  • Flavio Di Giacomo
    Senior Public Information Associate, IOM Coordination Office for the Mediterranean

    Tel: +39 347 089 8996 | +39 06 44 186 207
    Skype: fladig
    Email: fdigiacomo@iom.int or media@iom.int
    Rome GMT +2

    Flavio Di Giacomo

    Senior Public Information Associate, IOM Coordination Office for the Mediterranean
  • Jorge Galindo
    Communications Officer, Global Data Institute

    Tel: +4915226216775
    Email: jgalindo@iom.int
    WhatsApp: +41788843396
    Berlin GMT+2

    Jorge Galindo

    Communications Officer, Global Data Institute