https://www.iom.int/ en IOM Director General's Message on International Migrants Day 2022 https://www.iom.int/speeches/iom-director-generals-message-international-migrants-day-2022 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">IOM Director General&#039;s Message on International Migrants Day 2022</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/208" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mgoloy</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">14 Dec 2022</span> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speaker-type/director-general" hreflang="en">Director General</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker</div> <div class="field__item">António Vitorino</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/of9vfSjQcik?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-speech-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speech Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speeches-type/statement" hreflang="en">Statement</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/tmzbdl486/files/default_images/Speech_Placeholder_446x334_EN.jpg" width="446" height="334" alt="Statements and Speech" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-location field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">Geneva, Switzerland</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sdgs field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">SDGs</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-10-reduced-inequalities" hreflang="en">SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-region-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Region Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/global" hreflang="en">Global</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 14 Dec 2022 01:53:40 +0000 mgoloy 163936 at https://www.iom.int 6th Border Management and Identity Conference: A Message from the Director General https://www.iom.int/speeches/6th-border-management-and-identity-conference-message-director-general <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">6th Border Management and Identity Conference: A Message from the Director General</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/208" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mgoloy</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">09 Dec 2022</span> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speaker-type/director-general" hreflang="en">Director General</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker</div> <div class="field__item">António Vitorino</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eQtLUFGvVx0?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-speech-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speech Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speeches-type/statement" hreflang="en">Statement</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/tmzbdl486/files/default_images/Speech_Placeholder_446x334_EN.jpg" width="446" height="334" alt="Statements and Speech" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-location field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">Bangkok, Thailand</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-iom-tag field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Themes</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/border-management" hreflang="en">Border Management</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/migration-management" hreflang="en">Migration Management</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/international-cooperation-and-partnerships" hreflang="en">International Cooperation and Partnerships</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sdgs field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">SDGs</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-10-reduced-inequalities" hreflang="en">SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-16-peace-justice-and-strong-institutions" hreflang="en">SDG 16 - Peace Justice and Strong Institutions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-17-partnerships-goals" hreflang="en">SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-region-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Region Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/asia/thailand" hreflang="en">Thailand</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:39:04 +0000 mgoloy 163801 at https://www.iom.int Message from the IOM Director General on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022 https://www.iom.int/speeches/message-iom-director-general-international-day-persons-disabilities-2022 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Message from the IOM Director General on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/208" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mgoloy</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">06 Dec 2022</span> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speaker-type/director-general" hreflang="en">Director General</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker</div> <div class="field__item">António Vitorino</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pTo8Y6cWsdg?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-speech-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speech Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speeches-type/statement" hreflang="en">Statement</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/tmzbdl486/files/default_images/Speech_Placeholder_446x334_EN.jpg" width="446" height="334" alt="Statements and Speech" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-location field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">Geneva, Switzerland</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-iom-tag field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Themes</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/reducing-global-inequalities" hreflang="en">Reducing Global Inequalities</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/migrants-vulnerable-situations/migrants-rights" hreflang="en">Migrants in Vulnerable Situations/Migrants Rights</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/international-cooperation-and-partnerships" hreflang="en">International Cooperation and Partnerships</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sdgs field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">SDGs</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-3-good-health-and-well-being" hreflang="en">SDG 3 - Good Health and Well Being</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-10-reduced-inequalities" hreflang="en">SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-16-peace-justice-and-strong-institutions" hreflang="en">SDG 16 - Peace Justice and Strong Institutions</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-region-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Region Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/global" hreflang="en">Global</a></div> </div> </div> Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:31:13 +0000 mgoloy 163771 at https://www.iom.int COP27: IOM Director General's Message https://www.iom.int/speeches/cop27-iom-director-generals-message <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COP27: IOM Director General&#039;s Message</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/208" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mgoloy</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">07 Nov 2022</span> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speaker-type/director-general" hreflang="en">Director General</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker</div> <div class="field__item">António Vitorino</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5qektlDtj6g?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-speech-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speech Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speeches-type/statement" hreflang="en">Statement</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/tmzbdl486/files/default_images/Speech_Placeholder_446x334_EN.jpg" width="446" height="334" alt="Statements and Speech" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-location field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">Geneva, Switzerland</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-iom-tag field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Themes</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/environment-and-climate-change" hreflang="en">Environment and Climate Change</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sdgs field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">SDGs</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-10-reduced-inequalities" hreflang="en">SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-13-climate-action" hreflang="en">SDG 13 - Climate Action</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-17-partnerships-goals" hreflang="en">SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-region-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Region Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/global" hreflang="en">Global</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 07 Nov 2022 10:02:16 +0000 mgoloy 160846 at https://www.iom.int IOM Chief Statement Following Meeting with President Zelenskyy and Visit to Ukraine https://www.iom.int/speeches/iom-chief-statement-following-meeting-president-zelenskyy-and-visit-ukraine <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">IOM Chief Statement Following Meeting with President Zelenskyy and Visit to Ukraine</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/208" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mgoloy</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">14 Sep 2022</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Kyiv</strong> – I have been deeply affected by the unimaginable human suffering and destruction that I have witnessed during the last four days spent in Ukraine.</p> <p>For people here, the war that began six months ago is a painful, daily reality. More than 5,700 civilians have died and a further 8,200 have been injured; the actual toll likely being far higher. Millions of families have been uprooted, infrastructure destroyed, homes turned to rubble and essential services disrupted.</p> <p>Over 6.9 million people are internally displaced, and more than 7 million others have fled outside Ukraine.</p> <p>I was honored to meet His Excellency President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. We discussed the human cost of the war and what the International Organization for Migration (IOM) can further do to alleviate human suffering.</p> <p>We agreed that more can and must be done by the international community, the United Nations (UN) and the Ukrainian diaspora to help the country recover and stabilize. I welcomed his commitment to work with IOM, the wider UN system and our local partners to ensure the continuity of aid, and eventual recovery.</p> <p>While international support is focused on meeting humanitarian needs, we must also support sustainable livelihoods and work with the Ukrainian authorities and communities to rebuild and promote community stabilization. This can be achieved by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, rehabilitating schools and repairing institutions that are providing vital support services.</p> <p>IOM has already assisted close to 800,000 Ukrainians with relief items, cash support, and health services, among others. We are also supporting micro-businesses, small enterprises, and startups with cash grants, training and consultancy services. Some of these businesses had to relocate due to the war, others employ displaced people, providing a lifeline to those in dire need of income. These programmes are critical as nearly <a href="https://displacement.iom.int/reports/ukraine-internal-displacement-report-general-population-survey-round-8-17-23-august-2022?close=true" tabindex="-1" target="_blank">half of the internally displaced persons in Ukraine</a> are not currently earning an income, according to IOM’s surveys.</p> <p>Mental health and psychosocial support to displaced people and communities affected by the war was at the forefront of my discussions with Vice Prime Minster Iryna Vereshchuk and Minister of Health Viktor Liashko. This is a critical component of IOM’s response in Ukraine as we continue to boost the national capacity as well as deliver direct assistance tackling these issues.</p> <p>I am humbled by the strength and resilience of the Ukrainian people in the face of immense challenges. Their love for their country and their commitment to rebuilding is truly inspiring. With winter approaching, many tens of thousands, perhaps millions of internally displaced persons will need help to get through the coldest months. We stand with them. We are already ramping up our winterization support to help people prepare for what will come.</p> <p>Equally humbling and impressive is the work of our IOM staff, many of whom have themselves been displaced by the war or suffered great personal tragedies. They are demonstrating the best of humanity, bringing solace to the vulnerable and showing us all that there can, must and will be a brighter tomorrow.</p> <p>Everywhere I have been in Ukraine and its neighbouring countries in recent months, Ukrainians have voiced their deep desire to return home. IOM will continue working with the Government of Ukraine and other partners to help create conditions that are conducive for their safe return.</p> <p>Most importantly, all interventions, aid and support must embrace and empower local communities and engage the diaspora, who are indispensable to the recovery of Ukraine. We are committed to supporting Ukrainians in need with thanks to the steady and generous donor support we have received so far, and which I hope will continue for as long as necessary. </p> <p> </p> <div class="youtube-embed-wrapper" style="position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%;padding-top:30px;height:0;overflow:hidden"> <iframe allow=";" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kIs_hiYgt90?rel=0" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%" width="640"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p><em>For more information, please contact:</em></p> <p> </p> <p><em>In Geneva:</em></p> <p><em>Safa Msehli, <a href="mailto:smsehli@iom.int" tabindex="-1">smsehli@iom.int</a>, +41 794 035 526</em></p> <p><em>In Ukraine:</em></p> <p><em>Varvara Zhluktenko, <a href="mailto:Telvzhluktenko@iom.int" tabindex="-1">vzhluktenko@iom.int</a>, +38 067 447 97 92</em></p> <p><em>Jorge Galindo,  <a href="mailto:jgalindo@iom.int" tabindex="-1">jgalindo@iom.int</a>, +38 093 631 92 60</em></p> <p><em>In Vienna: </em></p> <p><em>Joe Lowry, <a href="mailto:jlowry@iom.int" tabindex="-1">jlowry@iom.int,</a> +43 660 3776404</em></p> <p> </p> <p><em>Photo: Press Office of the President of Ukraine 2022 </em></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speaker-type/director-general" hreflang="en">Director General</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker</div> <div class="field__item">António Vitorino</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-speech-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speech Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speeches-type/statement" hreflang="en">Statement</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/tmzbdl486/files/images/speeches/DG%20Statement%20Ukraine1.jpeg" width="1280" height="854" alt="IOM Director General António Vitorino meets with HE Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Press Office of the President of Ukraine 2022" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-location field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">Kyiv, Ukraine</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-iom-tag field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Themes</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/ukraine-response-2022" hreflang="en">Ukraine Response 2022</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/crisis-response" hreflang="en">Crisis Response</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/crisis-response/saving-lives-and-responding-humanitarian-needs" hreflang="en">Saving Lives and Responding to Humanitarian Needs</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/internal-displacement" hreflang="en">Internal Displacement</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sdgs field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">SDGs</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-3-good-health-and-well-being" hreflang="en">SDG 3 - Good Health and Well Being</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-10-reduced-inequalities" hreflang="en">SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-16-peace-justice-and-strong-institutions" hreflang="en">SDG 16 - Peace Justice and Strong Institutions</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-region-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Region Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/europe-and-central-asia/ukraine" hreflang="en">Ukraine</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 14 Sep 2022 06:24:20 +0000 mgoloy 159301 at https://www.iom.int IOM Director General's Message on World Humanitarian Day 2022 https://www.iom.int/speeches/iom-director-generals-message-world-humanitarian-day-2022 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">IOM Director General&#039;s Message on World Humanitarian Day 2022</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/208" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mgoloy</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">19 Aug 2022</span> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speaker-type/director-general" hreflang="en">Director General</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker</div> <div class="field__item">António Vitorino</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmhbz6D9Im0?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-speech-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speech Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speeches-type/statement" hreflang="en">Statement</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/tmzbdl486/files/default_images/Speech_Placeholder_446x334_EN.jpg" width="446" height="334" alt="Statements and Speech" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-location field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">Geneva, Switzerland</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-iom-tag field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Themes</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/crisis-response/saving-lives-and-responding-humanitarian-needs" hreflang="en">Saving Lives and Responding to Humanitarian Needs</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/crisis-response" hreflang="en">Crisis Response</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sdgs field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">SDGs</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-10-reduced-inequalities" hreflang="en">SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-17-partnerships-goals" hreflang="en">SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-region-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Region Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/global" hreflang="en">Global</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 19 Aug 2022 09:33:09 +0000 mgoloy 158926 at https://www.iom.int An Advocate for Fair, Inclusive Migration Policies, John Bingham’s Contributions Were Invaluable https://www.iom.int/speeches/advocate-fair-inclusive-migration-policies-john-binghams-contributions-were-invaluable <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">An Advocate for Fair, Inclusive Migration Policies, John Bingham’s Contributions Were Invaluable</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/208" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mgoloy</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">18 Aug 2022</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Geneva </strong>– It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of John Bingham, former Head of Policy at the International Catholic Migration Commission, a deeply committed advocate of fair and inclusive migration policies. John’s contribution to migration governance has been significant and invaluable; it was borne out of his own extensive experience as a "practitioner" in providing assistance and advice to migrants and refugees.</p> <p>John’s eloquent yet gentle advocacy was evident from the very first meetings of the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD), and he contributed to the GFMD civil society days with unwavering commitment. Yet this was just one part of his work. He gave his time generously to many other initiatives, at the national and international level, including IOM’s Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative, as well as taking part in the IOM Migration Advisory Board.</p> <p>More recently, John contributed his knowledge during the negotiation and adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), offering a welcome civil society perspective on the text.</p> <p>On behalf of IOM, I extend my deepest condolences to John’s family, friends, and civil society colleagues. His dedication to advancing migrant rights, and his many achievements, deserve the highest praise, respect and recognition from the international community.</p> <p>António Vitorino<br /> IOM Director General</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speaker-type/director-general" hreflang="en">Director General</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker</div> <div class="field__item">António Vitorino</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-speech-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speech Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speeches-type/statement" hreflang="en">Statement</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/tmzbdl486/files/images/speeches/John%20Bingham_Statement%20photo.jpeg" width="1800" height="1200" alt="John Bingham was former Head of Policy at the International Catholic Migration Commission." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-location field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">Geneva, Switzerland</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-iom-tag field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Themes</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/international-cooperation-and-partnerships" hreflang="en">International Cooperation and Partnerships</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-region-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Region Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/global" hreflang="en">Global</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 18 Aug 2022 08:29:50 +0000 mgoloy 158771 at https://www.iom.int IOM Director General’s Statement on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2022 https://www.iom.int/speeches/iom-director-generals-statement-world-day-against-trafficking-persons-2022 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">IOM Director General’s Statement on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2022</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/208" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mgoloy</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">28 Jul 2022</span> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speaker-type/director-general" hreflang="en">Director General</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker</div> <div class="field__item">António Vitorino</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JxbfG7KsHK0?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-speech-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speech Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speeches-type/statement" hreflang="en">Statement</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/tmzbdl486/files/default_images/Speech_Placeholder_446x334_EN.jpg" width="446" height="334" alt="Statements and Speech" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-location field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">Geneva, Switzerland</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-iom-tag field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Themes</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/counter-trafficking" hreflang="en">Counter-Trafficking</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sdgs field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">SDGs</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-10-reduced-inequalities" hreflang="en">SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-region-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Region Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/global" hreflang="en">Global</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Jul 2022 08:11:34 +0000 mgoloy 158311 at https://www.iom.int Director General's Message for the UN Ocean Conference https://www.iom.int/speeches/director-generals-message-un-ocean-conference <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Director General&#039;s Message for the UN Ocean Conference</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/208" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mgoloy</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">30 Jun 2022</span> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speaker-type/director-general" hreflang="en">Director General</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker</div> <div class="field__item">António Vitorino</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/b4m-vFsccOs?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-speech-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speech Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speeches-type/statement" hreflang="en">Statement</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/tmzbdl486/files/default_images/Speech_Placeholder_446x334_EN.jpg" width="446" height="334" alt="Statements and Speech" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-location field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">Geneva, Switzerland</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-iom-tag field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Themes</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/migration-management" hreflang="en">Migration Management</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/international-cooperation-and-partnerships" hreflang="en">International Cooperation and Partnerships</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/environment-and-climate-change" hreflang="en">Environment and Climate Change</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sdgs field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">SDGs</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-10-reduced-inequalities" hreflang="en">SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-13-climate-action" hreflang="en">SDG 13 - Climate Action</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-14-life-below-water" hreflang="en">SDG 14 - Life below water</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-region-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Region Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/global" hreflang="en">Global</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 30 Jun 2022 07:26:47 +0000 mgoloy 157696 at https://www.iom.int IOM Director General's Message on International Day of Family Remittances 2022 https://www.iom.int/speeches/iom-director-generals-message-international-day-family-remittances-2022 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">IOM Director General&#039;s Message on International Day of Family Remittances 2022</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/208" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mgoloy</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">16 Jun 2022</span> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speaker-type/director-general" hreflang="en">Director General</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-st-speaker field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speaker</div> <div class="field__item">António Vitorino</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Scf51b5Uq5g?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-speech-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Speech Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/speeches-type/statement" hreflang="en">Statement</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/tmzbdl486/files/default_images/Speech_Placeholder_446x334_EN.jpg" width="446" height="334" alt="Statements and Speech" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-location field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">Geneva, Switzerland</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-iom-tag field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Themes</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/migration-management" hreflang="en">Migration Management</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags-2021/migration-and-2030-agenda" hreflang="en">Migration and the 2030 Agenda</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sdgs field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">SDGs</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sdgs/sdg-10-reduced-inequalities" hreflang="en">SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-region-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Region Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/global" hreflang="en">Global</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Jun 2022 05:19:45 +0000 mgoloy 157466 at https://www.iom.int